Microsoft PCs

The End of an Era: Farewell to Dell and Microsoft and Windows

The End of an Era: Farewell to Dell and Microsoft and Windows

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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As some of you know, we use computers to do Real Work™ so we’re pretty much agnostic when it comes to operating systems and hardware. We have Windows machines and Macs and Linux servers from quad-core systems that will heat your house to Raspberry Pi’s and BeagleBone Blacks that can run full-featured phone systems. We also take full advantage of cloud-based solutions from Amazon to RentPBX to Copy.com when it is cost-effective to do so. And we give equal time… Read More ›

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Windows 8 Touchscreen Roundup

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Windows 8 Touchscreen Roundup

Monday, March 11, 2013

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We began our Windows 8 adventure a few weeks ago with a look at Microsoft’s promising Surface Pro. As much as we liked the concept, there were a few too many compromises for us, and we ended up returning the machine. The deal breaker really was figuring out what to do with the awkward keyboard when you wanted to use the Surface Pro as a tablet. The connector sticks out of the end of the keyboard so there would always… Read More ›

The Ultimate Android Tablet: Meet the Microsoft Surface Pro

The Ultimate Android Tablet: Meet the Microsoft Surface Pro

Monday, February 18, 2013

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We were fully prepared to hate the Microsoft Surface Pro. After all, it was designed and produced by Microsoft, and we haven’t seen many flashes of brilliance from Redmond since the XBox. That was more than eleven years ago! Yes, Microsoft has new smartphones, but they’re too little, too late in our opinion. So why is the Surface Pro different? For openers, it runs pure Windows 8, not the Windows RT crippleware. While we’re not much of a Windows cheerleader… Read More ›

The 5-Minute PBX: PIAF Virtual Machine for VirtualBox (Windows, Mac, or Linux)

The 5-Minute PBX: PIAF Virtual Machine for VirtualBox (Windows, Mac, or Linux)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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For most of us, today marks the last time we’ll ever see the day, month, and year line up on the calendar in perfect harmony so Happy 12-12-12 to everyone. It’ll be 88+ years before it happens again. And the Mayans believe the world will be ending in 9 more days so there may be no need to worry about the 88 years anyway. Whatever happens, it seemed like an appropriate time to take stock of how we’re doing in… Read More ›

Introducing NeoRouter VPN: A Star Is Born

Introducing NeoRouter VPN: A Star Is Born

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Today we’re pleased to introduce a new one-minute installer for NeoRouter VPNs using PBX in a Flash 2 server. All of the software is free, and NeoRouter server and client software is free for up to 256 connections.

11/11/11: To Celebrate Nerd New Year’s, Please Welcome…

11/11/11: To Celebrate Nerd New Year’s, Please Welcome…

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Coming celebrate 11-11-11 with us and enjoy our new web site, just for nerds: Nerd Vittles Daily Dump. We’ve got up-to-the-minute tech news that’s an easy read once or twice a day: http://nerdvittles.com/dailydump

Incredible Fax: Free Faxing Returns to Incredible PBX 1.8

Incredible Fax: Free Faxing Returns to Incredible PBX 1.8

Monday, May 2, 2011

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Today we’re pleased to introduce an incredibly simple 5-minute installer for adding HylaFax, AvantFax, IAXmodem, and a Fax on Demand service to Asterisk 1.8, FreePBX 2.8, PBX in a Flash Purple, and Incredible PBX 1.8. The free, open source software supports VoIP faxing as well as print-to-fax and much, much more…

Orgasmatron 5.2: The Secure Swiss Army Knife for Asterisk

Orgasmatron 5.2: The Secure Swiss Army Knife for Asterisk

Monday, March 15, 2010

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Introducing the ultimate, secure Swiss Army Knife for Asterisk: a turnkey PBX in a Flash system with free inbound and outbound calling throughout the United States plus dozens of free Asterisk applications to handle every imaginable PBX task. Rock-solid security and new support for those outside the U.S.A.