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Annette
03-14-2010, 06:19 PM
Here's the situation: I have an old desktop (running win98) that I had used for receiving faxes and then the phone situation changed and it turns out that due to various factors my system isn't recognizing distinctive ring and I can't use my fax software on it anymore. Actually I haven't been able to for 2 years now.

In that time my desktop has been sitting there gathering dust (and a lot of it). Because it's an older e-machine it's really not capable of being upgraded to a higher version of windows. It's got 192MB RAM and 10GB hard drive, seem to have a 500mhz celeron processor. So now we're thinking about turning it into a Linux box and running fax software from it that way. And I'm looking for recommendations on a good program.

My requirements are:
- recognize distinctive ring
- automatically send received faxes by email

That's about it really. Any recommendations?

AaronK
03-14-2010, 06:38 PM
About 10 years ago I used a program called hylafax to be a fax server, and then used a Windows client to use it. Don't know if it is still around, or does distinctive ring.

jrmsp
03-15-2010, 10:01 AM
Found this on google...

http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/fax.shtml