Does anyone know what store would sell a keyboard with an umlaut key? Having to leave the umlaut off certain Hochdeutsch words is offensive sometimes.
define a compose caracter key
X11 does then stuff like <compose> " a ->ä
The Windows Character Map utility in Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools will show you the codes. Just click on a letter in the map.
Chassis once was a vac(kidding), now a linux robot:
Does there exist any hardware that allows you to hook a real phone up to the PC to use as a skype phone?
drill bit of proper size
since its probably got batteries inside plus some big transformators inside alloy might not be that appropriate; I'd go with Iron here.
Do Mai 27 2010 02:28:10 EDT von Animal @ Uncensored1/8" angle aluminum from home depot/ace hardware/etc
drill bit of proper size
So let's say I'm sick of my landline, and I want a skype phone.
Does there exist any hardware that allows you to hook a real phone up
to the PC to use as a skype phone?
Mixed media not getting the job done for you anymore? I think the real trick for you is going to be getting your phone number ported out from under the FiOS without cancelling your service. And didn't you agree to a two year contract a few months ago?
Anyway, as Pulse mentioned there are several brands of Skype-to-POTS adapters available. Most of them seem to be USB attached, though, so it's likely you'll need a dedicated computer (or a VM with a USB connection passed through to it) for this purpose.
Does it have to be Skype? If you're just looking for any phone service, most other VoIP services will give you an Ethernet-attached adapter that you can plug directly into your local network.
Vonage is the best known one, but if you'd rather go with someone trustworthy and local, our friends at Ace Innovative offer an *excellent* SIP service.
I used it for years before I got FiOS.
And if you're looking to go super cheap, you should also check out Magic Jack.
I think I only signed a 1 year agreement, and according to what is working on vzons website, it expires 6/2010 so it's about time to start rethinking my strategy. can I port a landline number to a voip service? I didn't think you could do that. That would be neat to keep the phone number, esp since I'll be moving soon and if I can keep my phone number that'd be nice.
Good point, no it doesn't have to be skype, I'll look into vonage, and I'll check out ace. Thanks.
Any chance this stuff runs on linux? I'd rather not have to run it in a vm if I didn't have to.
If you're moving, it might be easier to wait until then. Port your number to a new service, cancelling FiOS in the process, and then at your new location you can order service (either FiOS or Cable or whatever) and then bring your ATA along with you and plug it in -- poof, your old number is now at your new home.
Or move to my neighborhood and I'll share my bandwidth with you :)
Frankly, I didn't even know they'd switched to Vonage until they told me about four or five months after the fact.
magic jack has a 30 day free trial so I ordered it, although it sounds like you have to run their softwar so e so you can see their ads, but that's what a vm is for I guess.