New to asterisk

Hey Guys,
I’m new to asterisk and working to learn to use i have downloaded the asterisk-1.2.14 version as the latest release asterisk-1.4.4 did not work on my system so finally i was able to install it.
Now what i want to know is what hardware do i need to run asterisk pl advice as i reside in India so i don’t think digium hardware would be available here so please specify the hardware i need to run this application, also p do specify the diguim hardware too.
Secondly I’m a student so i can’t spend much on expensive hardware.

plz do reply

Good news, other than a computer to run Asterisk on you do not need any hardware. There are a few protocols that Asterisk supports (IAX2, SIP,…) that can be used to make calls over an internet connection. If you want to spend as little money as possible this is the best way to do it.

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