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LinuxWorld: The line on PMfax - Acts as an answering machine and a fax machine

Nov 02, 2000, 07:46 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"For all those who use Linux in their office and have been frustrated with faxing under their favorite OS, life may have just become easier. Joe was able to install and configure the PMfax software and send a fax, all in just 15 minutes."

"Over a year ago, I was surprised to hear a friend say fax on Linux was so poor that he couldn't use Linux in his small office. The reason for my surprise was that there are not many people who want to use Linux more than my friend does. He found various fax programs for Linux, but none of them worked to his satisfaction in his office environment. He was very unhappy about that state of affairs. My friend is a cofounder of the Austin LUG, so it was definitely not just a case of newbie-itis."

"A couple of months ago, another friend tipped me off about an upcoming beta of a Linux port of PMfax -- a name familiar to me from my OS/2 days. I didn't have a modem on my home office LAN, so I didn't try it myself, but I told the friend who had mentioned his bad luck with Linux fax applications. When he described the beta in glowing terms, I knew the state of Linux faxing was about to change for the better."

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