I mention a UPS in this list because this particular series includes a software management utility, ment to operate via a USB interface. The software, to be installed via CD, is MS Windows only. Don't worry. I tried it and it's a crude HTML tool. Through the browser, you get a battery diagnosis and a general plan of the circuit. Awkward and useless. Plug it, let it charge & use with your Linux, like any other more basic UPS. The LED & sound signals do the rest, as always.