"With the reputation that Linux systems have for being stable
and reliable, it's no wonder that you find them in uptime and
mission critical situations. But even the best machines aren't
worth a thing without a stable power source. Does the APC SmartUPS
700 prove as reliable as the Linux system it powers? Read our
review to find out...."
"On the surface, a UPS seems to be a pretty platform independent
device. What is more universal that a power socket? If you plug a
Linux system into it, why should the system or the device
"That sort of approach works if you're only interested in
surviving short power outages. If you need more advanced UPS
features (i.e., if you want your system to shut down nicely during
an extended outage), you'll need software support. And that's why
it's awfully helpful if your UPS vendor is Linux-friendly. There
are free utilities for monitoring UPS devices, too. Even so, a good
Linux advocate chooses companies who directly support Linux."
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