I have managed to get a grip of P2P and torrents. Now I would like to learn about IRC, as it seems to be the quickest medium to gain the new releases (though newsgroups are mentioned a lot too) and seem quite "safe". I have searched the forums for "IRC" and didn't see any guides. Even after a few pages of this "file sharing applications" area, I was no better off. For someone new to IRC, who likes the simplest options for now, because I can always learn the rest later, which guides would you recommend and where can I find them (links?)? If something is a bit more complicated but a lot better (I seem to see that IRC is better than mIRC in the posts), then please do give me that option instead. I would love to learn, as I now quite often find that IRC seems to have the files I look for quicker than a lot of torrent sites. Thanks for the time!