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Ready for LinuxFest Northwest and Linux Laptop Orchestra

I’m sitting here at the airport waiting for my connecting flight to Virginia to meet the Linux Laptop Orchestra at Virginia Tech, kicking off a busy next couple of months.
LinuxFest Northwest is coming up in a few weeks. Last year I did the Linux Switch Competition with Noah and Chris from Linux Action Show. I wonder what’s in store for this year’s event?!? Can we top last year’s switch competition? If you haven't seen the competition, it's pretty entertaining :) 

We probably can’t top that since we don’t have any specific competition planned this time around, but LFNW should be eventful enough with our System76 Booth and Ryan doing his talk about 11 Years Making Machines Born to Run Linux.
I’ll be travelling to LFNW with my wonderful support technician partner, April and our Community Manager, Ryan Sipes. We are certainly a combo to be reckoned with. We are all loud and passionate, especially in regards to Linux and even more so after a few drinks, when it comes to our favor…

Let's Talk about Love. COMPUTER LOVE

I want to talk about computer love. You may have seen pictures of me in the new System76 shirt, but if not, you'll see one here and find out how to get one for yourself. We started calling it the 'Computer Love' shirt.

I designed the shirt to sum up who we are as a company with simple icons so that any human could understand what we're about or at least become curious. The logo on the front is my loud display of pride to support System76. The message on the back is simple. Ubuntu plus System76 equals Computer Love.

Love is a human emotion- a connection - a special bond. Have you ever thought about how much you love your computer? Do you love the company that made it? Do you have a human connection to the company? I can't say that I've ever thought to myself, 'man, I just love this Toshiba laptop' or 'I can't live without this HP notebook.' For as long as I've been using computers, I've never had a human interaction with an…