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Tuxmachines' Wall of Appreciation

These are special friends of Tux Machines. These are people who have donated either money or hardware to the site out of the kindness of their hearts. We will never forget them. In thanks we publish this:

Wall of Appreciation





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Lucian B.


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Dion D.

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Rick B.

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Richard H.

Jose S. V.

Andrei-Daniel P.

Dave F.

KC v.

Juan S. V.

Pete R.

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John W.

John B.

Norman D.

Matthew M.

KC v.

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Philip K.

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Phil B.

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Paul W.

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Richard H.

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