Cheap UPS and GNU/Linux?
I really want to get an UPS. We sometimes have quite annoying blackouts here, some lasting only a second and some lasting for hours. There were two such one-second blackouts last morning.
Not only is it unhealthy for the file system and to a point even hardware, but it can heavily disrupt normal work, and sometimes even plans. I usually have my computer turned on all the time for a few reasons, one being that it acts as a router of internet connection to my sisters' comp.
So I'm wondering if anyone can recommend good, cheap UPS and also say if there are any special requirements for it to work well with GNU/Linux. I never owned one so I don't really know.
I've been looking at some cheaper APC UPSs which apparently keep things on for at least 10 minutes after a blackout after which it "gracefully" turns the computer off (instead of just cutting power). I suppose that it needs some sort of a driver to do this through. What's the situation for that?