I am planning to buy a new PC for the purpose of making pc to pc calls (VOIP) ( webcam) and some word processing.
What pc requirement is needed. Please advice. What OS should I use?
below are tips I gathered from the internet:
RAM 512MB upgradeable to 1 GB
A full duplex sound device (both parties can talk and hear each other at the same time), speaker/headset, and a microphone (Road Warrior only).
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) (Type A and Type B)
Processor Pentium 133 MHz or higher processor required for all operating systems.
Disk drives CD-ROM drive.
Monitor VGA or higher-resolution monitor; Super VGA recommended.
Hardware accelerating cards
Special cards with hardware accelerating capability can be used. They are:
â€¢ Quicknet PhoneJack
â€¢ Quicknet LineJack
â€¢ VoiceTronix V4PCI
â€¢ VoiceTronix VPB4
â€¢ VoiceTronix VPB8L
Quicknet PhoneJack is a sound card that can use standard algorithms to compress audio stream like G723.1 (section 4.3) down to 4.1 Kbps rate. It can be connected directly to a phone (POTS port) or a couple mic-speaker. It has an ISA or a PCI connector bus.
Quicknet LineJack works like PhoneJack with some addition features (see next).
VoiceTronix V4PCI is a PCI card pretty like Quicknet LineJack but with 4 phone ports
VoiceTronix VPB4 is a ISA card equivalent to V4PCI.
VoiceTronix VPB8L is a logging card with 8 ports.