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FreePBX


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 UTC


FreePBX (formerly AsteriskNOW) is a Linux distribution with an open-source, web-based graphical user interface that controls and manages Asterisk (PBX), an open source communication server. FreePBX is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). FreePBX can be installed manually or as part of the pre-configured FreePBX distribution that includes the operating system, Asterisk, FreePBX GUI and assorted dependencies. FreePBX is based on the CentOS distribution while maintaining its own software repositories. The distribution is free to download and install with support offered through a paid subscription.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 264 (23), 6 months: 266 (21), 3 months: 266 (20), 4 weeks: 255 (21), 1 week: 227 (24)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 1 review(s).


FreePBX Summary
Distribution FreePBX (formerly AsteriskNOW)
Home Page https://www.freepbx.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://community.freepbx.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://help.sangoma.com/
Screenshots http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/F2/Screen+Shots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.freepbx.org/downloads/freepbx-distro/DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites
Reviews
Where To Donate, Buy, or Try https://www.freepbx.org/support-2/

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Feature 2302 2203 2104 14.0.3.2 10.13.66 6.12.65 5.211.65 3.0 1.5.0 1.0.2 Feature
Release Date 2023-02-20 2022-03-31 2021-04-30 2018-05-23 2017-02-15 2014-11-21 2014-11-23 2013-03-20 2010-09-14 2009-04-01 Release Date
End Of Life       2022-11             End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2200-2300 2200-2300 2200-2300 1600-1700 400-500           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Web Web Web Web -- -- -- -- -- -- Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (yum) RPM (yum) RPM (yum) RPM (yum) RPM (YUM) RPM (YUM) RPM (YUM) RPM (YUM) RPM (YUM) RPM (YUM) Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4             Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2302 2203 2104 14.0.3.2 10.13.66           Full Package List
Package 2302 2203 2104 14.0.3.2 10.13.66 6.12.65 5.211.65 3.0 1.5.0 1.0.2 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.1.8 1.1.8 1.1.8 1.1.4.1 1.0.22 1.0.22 1.0.22 1.0.22 1.0.17 1.0.17 alsa-lib (1.2.12)
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.2 3.2 3.2 bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.27)
chromium (126.0.6478.182) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (126.0.6478.182)
cups (2.4.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.3.7 1.3.7 cups (2.4.10)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.2.5 4.2.5 4.2.5 4.2.5 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.0.5 3.0.5 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.42.9 1.42.9 1.42.9 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.39 1.39 e2fsprogs (1.47.1)
firefox (128.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (128.0)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.4.11 2.3.11 2.3.11 2.3.11 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.2.1 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.5 -- -- -- -- -- 4.1.2 gcc (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.38)
glibc (2.39) 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.5 2.5 glibc (2.39)
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (46.3.1)
gnucash (5.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.8)
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) 2.24.31 2.24.31 2.24.31 -- 2.24.23 2.20.1 2.20.1 2.18.9 2.10.4 2.10.4 gtk (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.62) 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.15 2.2.15 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.2.3 httpd (2.4.62)
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.3.2)
k3b (24.05.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (24.05.2)
kmod (32) 20 20 20 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (32)
krita (5.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.2.3)
LibreOffice (24.2.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LibreOffice (24.2.5)
linux (6.10) 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.32 2.6.32 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.18 linux (6.10)
Package 2302 2203 2104 14.0.3.2 10.13.66 6.12.65 5.211.65 3.0 1.5.0 1.0.2 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.4.2) 5.5.65 5.5.65 5.5.65 5.5.56 -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.4.2)
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.4) 18.3.4 18.3.4 18.3.4 17.2.3 -- -- -- -- 6.5.1 -- mesa (24.1.4)
mysql (9.0.0) -- -- -- -- 5.1.73 5.1.73 5.1.73 5.1.67 5.0.77 5.0.45 mysql (9.0.0)
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (46.2)
NVIDIA (555.58) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (555.58)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) 8u262 8u262 8u262 8u171 8u51 7u5 7u5 -- -- -- openjdk (22)
openssh (9.8p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 5.3p1 5.3p1 5.3p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 openssh (9.8p1)
openssl (3.3.1) 1.0.2k 1.0.2k 1.0.2k 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.0 0.9.8e 0.9.8e openssl (3.3.1)
perl (5.40.0) 5.16.3 5.16.3 5.16.3 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.40.0)
php (8.3.9) 7.4.16 5.6.40 5.6.40 5.6.36 5.3.28 5.3.28 5.3.28 5.3.3 5.1.6 5.1.6 php (8.3.9)
plasma-desktop (6.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (6.1.3)
postfix (3.9.0) 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.3.3 postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (16.3)
Python (3.12.4) 3.6.7 3.6.7 3.6.7 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.4.3 Python (3.12.4)
qt (6.7.2) -- -- -- -- 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 -- -- -- qt (6.7.2)
samba (4.20.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- samba (4.20.2)
systemd (256.2) 219 219 219 219 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (256.2)
thunderbird (128.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (128.0)
vim (9.1) 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.0 7.0 vim (9.1)
vlc (3.0.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.21)
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.23.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (21.1.13)

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Version: 21.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2022-03-06
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No fancy features as other unified communications solutions but do the job as publish in a easy way. It works with new and old hardware. No problem to be virtualized. Tons of third party harware from sip phones to sip gateways. Web UI for easy management but it let you fine tuning it from the command line. Can be enhanced with addins and modules most of them from third parties. Very stable due to being based on Centos but it need to upgrade to a new open source RHEL base Linux due to EOL of Centos.


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