said by advocate99:
Setting up an Asterisk box with FreePBX via the FreePBX Distro or PBX In A flash is a no brainer.
I don't disagree that setting up Asterisk can be easy. It's the care and maintenance of yet another box I object to. If I'm not there my wife is basically out of luck if there is a problem. I am a semi-retired Unix system support person, but she is not.