So…maybe not the Russians…

Encryption, General, Linux, Privacy
A really In-Depth analysis of the data provided by the Intelligence Comunity as far as the Russian Hacking of the last election - I love these Wordfence folks - we just switched to Paid because it is a WordPress-Hostile world out there!  But perhaps not the Russians this time... https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/russia-malware-ip-hack/
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Sometimes you REALLY make the right choice!

Asterisk, Linux, Telecom General
We started looking at Asterisk back in 2004 and had our first commercially installed system at the beginning of 2005 at a small church in Albuquerque. At the time we were selling primarily Samsung Digital systems and were trying (unsuccessfully) to sell Interactive Intelligence, a Microsoft-Based VoIP Call-Center solution. We sold quite a bit of Samsung between 2004 and 2007 but by 2007 Asterisk had gotten so good that we dropped Samsung and Interactive Intelligence completely. When we started selling Asterisk solutions, we usually had to spend 10-15 minutes explaining Open-Source software and that we weren't charging for the "Free" software and instead were only charging for our time to implement the software and hardware into a cohesive working PBX. We were rebels - we constantly came up against competitors…
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Linux – More Hands On, but worth it!

Linux
OK - This webpage is being hosted on my own WordPress server - I tried various Server OS's and finally settled on one I was happy with, but it was not without it's trials and tribulations - It is also possible that the instructions I was using were out of date - it's sometimes hard to find the "best if used before date" on postings. Having said that, it is worth the extra effort to use FOSS software whenever we can, contribute back in any way you can, and keep telling people about the benefits of Free and Open Source Software. Most of the afflictions that affect Windows and OS-X are due to a very small number of people that are actually able to look at the source - you…
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