bill-777-777, you warm my heart. When I have to deal with whiny customers complaining about quality and cost I'll think about you and tell myself that you can't even give great stuff away without someone like you throwing a fit. PIAF is amazing. I downloaded a version years ago and my "orgasmatron" has worked wonders for my business. To make it work I manned up and downloaded the entire Asterisk Without Tears and I read it. It took work but I did it and I'm sure it saved me thousands of dollars. The only valid complaint one could have with the Nerd Viddles site is that there is so much information it can take time to sift through it all. On the flip side, you'll find everything you need right there if you do the work and read. 5 stars for PIAF and no stars for people who'd rather complain than do a little work.
Based on all the positive reviews, I had high hopes for PIAF...The Virtualbox and Linux parts were easy...my problem was that none of the PIAF documentation matched anything I was seeing in the Web interface. It was really aggravating. It looked simple enough in the PIAF docs, but every time I'd actually try to do something, the option I needed missing in the PIAF interface. A "5 minute setup" turned into two days of wasted time. Setting a static IP seemed simple enough, until I discovered that option had been removed. This happened over and over again. Also, it appears that the positive impression i got was largely a "creation" of Nerd Vittles. They are actively "managing" the comments in their favor. All of my post regarding the inaccurate documentation and my frustrations were removed. Apparently, comments only get approved if you have some thing positive to say...