Intro to IRC
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is communication network. Users can talk together in realtime, each user has a nick. There are rooms (called channels) on irc, their names are beginning with #. For more information browse to http://www.irchelp.org/.
Kernel newbies are gathered on #kernelnewbies on irc.oftc.net. This channel is about kernel development, it's internals and so on. For general linux discussion please go to other channels like #linux, or one with the name of your favorite linux distribution.
How to simply join #kernelnewbies IRC
Kernel newbies are using irc network at OFTC.net. If you don't have an favorite IRC client (or you don't know any), choose one:
Upon first start, some clients popup a window with serverlist. If you don't want to play with it and click, close it and you'll probably find one line at the bottom that looks like a command line. Enter there: