Linux-friendly UPS

Brian Astill bastill at
Wed Aug 15 12:27:27 UTC 2007

On Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:40:01 pm Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> Anthony Yarusso spake thusly:
> > I'm looking for a suitable battery-backup and surge
> > protection unit for my personal computers and peripherals,
> > and am not entirely sure what to look for, so hoping for
> > suggestions.  I'm leaning toward either Belkin or APC
> > brand-wise, but of course the model selection in each is
> > pretty broad, so could use some narrowing.  I'm thinking
> > about spending somewhere in the $100-$300 range.  It
> > absolutely has to have software compatible with Ubuntu - I
> > see APC software in the repos, and Belkin claims a number of
> > their units support it, so that should be okay.  Can anyone
> > give me some tips?
> You've pretty much answered your own question. :)
> I'd go with APC.  I've got one I bought about a year ago and it
> seems to be working nicely with Ubuntu (although I must admit
> I've not had any power outages to test it with).
> $ sudo apt-get install apcupsd
> See for more info.
Ditto.  APC seem to be the best for Linux boxes.  I reckon UPS's 
are like insurance.  Good to know you have it even if you don't 
need it yet.


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