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SubjectRe: APC, Your company is making a mistake!
try exide (http://www.exide.com/) certified linux ups power!

kind regards, http://stud2.tuwien.ac.at/~e9525748/
Peter-Paul Witta mailto:e9525748@student.tuwien.ac.at FIDO 2:310/220.264
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On Sun, 11 Oct 1998, Brian Schau wrote:

> Don't give up on Apc-upses ... See:
>
> http://www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/server/apcupsd
>
>
>
>
> Mike A. Harris wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, 10 Oct 1998, Micah Yoder wrote:
> >
> > >Regarding this letter which was recently sent to APC and the RedHat
> > >mailing list,
> > >
> > >I too will soon be buying a UPS for a server. One of my top concerns is
> > >open source drivers. Unless APC changes its policy on this soon I will
> > >almost certainly go with Best.
> >
> > Just yesterday afternoon, I was at a colleague's workplace
> > afterhours working on some computers, and mentioned my UPS
> > problem. They have a Best Fortress UPS, I'm not sure what the
> > exact model is but can certainly find out if anyone is
> > interested. This thing is a very nice beast! It is quite a huge
> > UPS, larger than my current needs require, but nonetheless it was
> > a nice piece of equipment.
> >
> > At any rate, he told me some stories of power outages, etc that
> > they had had in the past with an APC unit, and when their server
> > was NT, it worked fine most of the time. They did lose data on a
> > couple occasions, and it was difficult to point fingers at either
> > the APC software, or at NT. Due to other problems with NT,
> > they've switched to using a Linux server, and their UPS did not
> > work with Linux properly due to lack of support. Since they
> > cannot afford to fiddle around, they investigated the market, and
> > discovered Best.
> >
> > Since then, they've put the Best UPS into place, and have
> > software running flawlessly under Linux, with source code, etc...
> > Full specifications, and helpful support on the phone as well,
> > from Best.
> >
> > He give me a demonstration of the Best Ferrups UPS by yanking the
> > plug, etc... and showing me the software for Linux. I must say
> > that I was impressed with what I saw, and moreso that Best
> > directly supports Linux like they do.
> >
> > I'm awaiting a reply from APC currently about info on their
> > products, as well as Tripp Lite, but so far from what everyone is
> > saying, "Best" seems to be the better product technically, as
> > well as for support. I need to have support across platforms for
> > the equipment that I buy, and when a company is flexible like
> > Best is, that catches my eye. When I see people raving about how
> > great their products are, and see it for myself, then my eyes
> > open wider - and so does my wallet.
> >
> > When I started out, I was leaning towards APC, however now after
> > some investigation, I'm leaning more heavily towards Best for
> > deployment with my customers. I mean, if I can easily support
> > many platforms with one product, why mix and match different
> > vendors for different customers? I personally like to stick with
> > well known companies, ones that support their product as much as
> > possible. Open sourcing specs and code, is surely one way to
> > catch my eye, and my money.
> >
> > Linux is a growing field of endeavour. Open source is a good
> > thing. Companies that support open source, and support Linux,
> > will certainly be cashing in as Linux usage explodes over the
> > next few years.
> >
> > Anyone interested in checking out the wonderful Best Power
> > products, please visit:
> >
> > http://www.bestpower.com
> >
> > And more specifically:
> >
> > http://www.bestpower.com/productlist/pricing/communications_and_connectivity.htm
> >
> > This page shows the multiplatform support they offer. It is
> > quite extensive. All UNIX software comes with source code.
> >
> > Damned good way of doing business IMHO. I'll see what my
> > customers think about the various options that are available, and
> > post back.
> >
> > So far, I'm practically sold on Best, unless some miracle happens
> > or some salesman convinces me otherwise.
> >
> > What are other people's experiences with Best?
> >
> > --
> > Mike A. Harris - Computer Consultant - Linux advocate
> >
> > Linux software galore: http://freshmeat.net
> >
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