Well, yesterday my APC UPS (an aging SmartUPS 1000I) decided enough was enough. To be fair, it had been reporting a battery problem for the last 6 months. I came to the conclusion it was NOT the batteries when smoke came out the side - it was then I decided it might be worth replacing it :) I found a Belkin Universal 1000VA UPS at the good people of Misco - which was promptly delivered less than 24hrs after I placed the order. I'm probably going to do a comparison of the two in a few days - the APC beats the Belkin on some things, and on others it is the reverse.... For one, the Belkin software actually handles network shutdown a LOT better than PowerChute ever did (hence me writing my own utilities!). And they have a Linux version.