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[News] VoIP Applications for Linux Listed, Other Applications Reviewed

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11 of the Best Free Linux Voice Over IP (VoIP) Software

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| Voice over IP (VoIP) software enables telephone-like voice conversations 
| across IP based networks. A VoIP phone service is often cheaper than a 
| traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) phone service and 
| removes geographic restrictions to telephone numbers.   


Phraymd - an image collection manager

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| On the UI side, Phraymd uses onmouseover overlays to present you with basic 
| information about the current image. 


gmusicbrowser: A Linux Music Player for Big Libraries (> 10,000 songs)


K9Copy - Powerful DVD Backup Tool for KDE4

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| K9Copy is a KDE application which allows to transcode and backup your DVDs. 
| K9Copy is one of the big players when it comes to DVD transcoding, together  
| with dvd::rip and AcidRip, allowing to encode DVD ISO images and mounted DVDs 
| too.  



EU may force wireless carriers to allow VoIP on cellphones

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| The European Union (EU) is preparing binding guidelines for wireless carriers
| to allow VoIP services such as Skype to run over their cellular network. EU
| Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding stated that there “action” should be
| taken against carriers that use their market power to block “innovative
| services.”


VoIP recording appliance runs Linux

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| The OrecX VoIP Recording Appliance combines OrecX's Oreka TR Total Recorder
| application with a 1U, Linux-based, rack-mounted server aimed at the
| small-to-medium business (SMB) call-handling market, says the company.


VoIP-over-WiMAX design runs Linux

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| D2 Technologies is shipping a WiMAX mobile-phone reference design based on
| Linux, with Google Android and Windows CE/Mobile flavors to follow in Q2.


Video of Verizon's new Hub home VoIP, messaging, and internet device

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| Of course for any of this to work, the Linux powered Hub will have to be
| connected to your existing broadband internet connection. That connection can
| be through a wired ethernet cable or via 802.11b/g WiFi wireless access.


Open source identity: Asterisk founder and Digium CEO Mark Spencer

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| Imagine an IP voice and unified communications system that can be integrated
| into any application and customised to meet business needs. Sounds great,
| right? Well that project is the Asterisk IP-PBX and it's free to use and you
| get the source code. A far cry from proprietary PBX systems perhaps, but
| Asterisk has a vibrant ecosystem and is replacing systems from more
| established telephony vendors.


The Impact of Open Source VoIP

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| The second part of the story of the impact of Open Source VoIP to the whole
| telecom market is made of softphones and stacks. Ekiga (formerly known as
| GnomeMeeting), Linphone or PhoneGaim, just to name some, have been a great
| source of knowledge for new entrant developers in this field and a great way
| for providers to offer a cheap way to make phone calls from your PC.



Asterisk is More Than Just a Phone System

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| Personally, I can think of about 25 things (don’t worry I am not competing)
| that I have heard people do with Asterisk and as the visibility and viability
| of open source communications continues to grow, more and more applications
| and uses are coming out each and every day. In a effort to have a little fun
| and to catalog the many uses and applications of Asterisk, VoIP Supply has
| partnered with Digium, the creators of Asterisk, to run a contest here on the
| VoIP Insider to find 101 things you can do with Asterisk.


Linux dominating VoIP devices?

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| Trolltech says its development framework and software stack for mobile
| devices was selected by Skype as the preferred platform for Skype-certified
| VoIP (voice-over-IP) phones. Additionally, the Qtopia framework/stack has
| been used in about 40 VoIP devices, making it the "dominant Linux
| development platform for VoIP/WiFi devices," according to Trolltech.

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