Some of the phone systems I’ve looked at such as Shoretel’s implementation require a license per extension. Asterisk on the other hand, does not require any cost for the software, only the price of the server, any switches need, and the phones themselves. This is another big point for the Asterisk system: You can use quite a variety of phones with the system pretty easily. From what I’ve seen the Cisco 79xx line and the Polycom SoundPoint 30x and 50x are the best phones around. The Polycom seem to be quite a bit cheaper for the same feature set as the Cisco’s though. Currently, I’ve got a test implementation running that took about an hour to set up, and tested with soft-phones and a pay as you go account from Iaxtel.

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I’ve been playing with as a possible solution to use Polycom 501 IP Phone with asterisk.
I’ve been looking into the usability of the Polycom 5xx series phones as well as a few others, and now have two phones in house to play with. The phones out of the box are nice, though, I’m not too happy with the ring tones that are available with the phone itself. To me, it seems like this wouldn’t be a normal office phone that anybody would want to use, the rings are quiet, and not very alerting. I might be a little biased in this opinion due to the fact that I work in operations, BUT nonetheless, a ring is one major part of the feel of the phone. That said, there are quite a few nice points about the phone worth mentioning. First off, it’s usability with Asterisk is pretty damn good. Right out of the box, the directory is easy to configure(via xml and tftpboot), config for the phone is xml, and remote rebooting the phones works flawlessly. I must say that it did take me a few clicks to find out the procedure to do this, as I’m new to both Asterisk and the Polycom phones. For those interested, the Polycom’s use sip, and inherently the sip notify feature of asterisk, which has a builtin script for Polycom phones in particular(there are some others as well, search for “sip notify”). Also, the Polycom’s configuration is pretty easy to sort out as well, assuming you have the correct options for dhcp setup(i.e. boot server, etc) config is pulled off the tftp server immediately.
Nice for something like this to work right out of the box!

I have had my current laptop for about 16 months, in the begining the laptop had a backup time of 1.5 hours but now it has quickly fallen down to only 10 minutes
A bit of investigation revealed that I need to re-calibrate my battery to improve the performance.
Following are the steps that you need to follow

Fully charge your battery
Go to your Control Panel:
Start->Control Panel
Open Power Options

On the Power Schemes drop box click on “Always On

Click on the Alarms Tab and uncheck the low battery alarm, and the critical battery alarm
Now unplug your adapter from your computer and leave it on until it loses power and shuts off by itself
Do not use your computer during this process.

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I am looking for a way to copy Text from browser that comes with Symbian / Nokia Mobiles
If anyone knows of any work around or hack which can enable users to copy text from Nokia default browser than please share
Also is it same for the latest mobiles being offered by Nokia e.g. E72 i.e. still no option to copy text ?

Nokia Phones are great but lacking a basic feature like copy from borwser is a big turn-off for many users. Most of the mobiles do allow users to copy and paste text in editable text boxes, why they don’t allow users to copy/paste specific text from mobile browsers is beyond reason and understanding, I think even Opera lacks this text copy feature