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Summer Break: Catching Up on Nerd Vittles Happenings

Nerd Vittles has been churning out technology articles for well over a decade. And, while you’re enjoying your time off this summer, we thought you might enjoy catching up on some of our most-read articles. According to Google Analytics, these were the most recent top picks from the 1.2+ million visitors who have dropped in to Nerd Vittles these past 10 years.

Our Favorite All-You-Can-Eat Deals in Cyberspace is self-explanatory covering a free cloud offering, domains at cost, VPN offerings for life, unlimited music streaming services, unlimited home internet service, lifetime cloud storage services, lifetime email hosting together with a few services to avoid.

Incredible PBX 2027-U for Proxmox 7 will walk you through setting up a Proxmox server and building Incredible PBX 2027 virtual machines with Ubuntu® 22.04, Asterisk® 20, and FreePBX® 16 in minutes using a powerful little MiniPC.

The 5-Minute PBX in the Cloud Platform for $2 a Month introduces the same Incredible PBX 2027-U platform from one of our favorite cloud services, CrownCloud. It’s $25 a year and includes a free backup image with your choice of locations: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Germany, or The Netherlands.

gTTS: The Ultimate (free) Text-to-Speech Engine for Asterisk introduces our favorite text-to-speech engine for Asterisk which also happens to be free. It’s now included with all Incredible PBX 2027 platforms.

For those that prefer to build your own server platforms, we’ve introduced Incredible PBX install scripts and tutorials for the following operating systems:

$1 a Month Buys a Cloud Powerhouse for Incredible PBX, an alternative for those that find $2 a month cost prohibitive for cloud hosting. You get an equally powerful platform from RackNerd but no backup option is included. Installation of Incredible PBX is a two-step process: installing an operating system image and then running the matching Incredible PBX 2027 installer.

$0 a Month Buys an Oracle Cloud Powerhouse, an alternative that’s free if you’re lucky enough to snag an instance.

Finally, a few of our favorite SIP providers with our reasons why:

  • Skyetel – Half-price calls with your first $250 purchase. $25/mo. minimum spend.
  • Clearly Anywhere – The ultimate mobile user VoIP companion
  • Linphone – Free SIP Calling to Anybody, Anywhere
  • CallCentric – $1 a month residential DID with free incoming SIP calls
  • FreeVoipDeal – €10.00 for 300 min./week of free calls to 33 countries for 120 days

Enjoy your summer break!

Originally published: Monday, July 24, 2023

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