First time to Asterkisk questions

Hi there,

Please tell where to find information about:

  1. System requirements
  2. Will Asterick run on Windows Server 2003? I know this is Linux based, but after a few posts here mentioned about Windows which confuse me.
  3. Are Asterisk and AsteriskNOW function the same? If so, please tell where to see the comparision tables?

Many thanks

System requirements really depend on what you want to do. It depends on many factors. Will you be doing transcoding, recording ? Call volume ? Those are a few off the top of my head. From what I know of there was one realse by some one (not digium) a long time ago that allowed you to run asterisk on windows. This is really out dated. If you must run asterisk on a windows machine you can look in to using vmware. I would not recomend it as it will eat up a lot of resources. It’s worth it getting “dirty” with linux. Three years ago I knew nothing about Linux and now I make living off it. You will be supprised at how much you can pick up.

AsteriskNOW is a GUI that was designed for asterisk. It was created to make things easier for people that wanted to create a PBX real fast. At this time I would vote against using it. There seems to be a lot of “issues” with it. Even though it is out of Beta (or so I believe), I would give it more time before using it in a production enviroment. However if you are looking to just get your feet wet, it’s a great way to start.