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Asterisk, right now, on AsteriskNOW.org

Right in front of the American Thanksgiving Weekend, comes Digium’s AsteriskNOW distribution. For my American friends, what can I say?  Now you’ve got something to do this weekend after you’ve gorged yourselves on Turkey.   Available as an ISO, it includes Asterisk 1.4, a custom Linux distribution called rPath, a pretty graphical setup (take that, Trixbox!), and the new Digium GUI for configuration.

From the site:

AsteriskNOWâ„¢ is a Software Appliance; a GUI implementation with the open source Asterisk distribution. AsteriskNOW includes all the Linux components necessary to run, debug and build Asterisk, and only those components, so installation is easy. You no longer have to worry about kernel versions and package dependencies. Unlike other Linux distributions used to deploy Asterisk, no unnecessary components that might compromise security or performance are included.

Here’s a screen shot of the opening setup screen.

Boot screen

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Kerry Garrison November 26, 2006, 6:44 pm

    I don't really get the "take that trixbox" comment. Trixbox doesn't use a complicated, 12 screen setup. It does all the config in 3 screens (take that AsteriskNow!) And the GUI for AsteriskNow doesn't have anywhere close to the functionality of FreePBX.

  • Alec November 26, 2006, 6:58 pm

    Lame attempt at humor, Kerry. I am just happy to see there be two players in the race to provide a user friendly experience on Asterisk.

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