Geek Memories: Blazing Upgrade

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Things really heat up when Chris Paap decides to upgrade the family computer.

At SolarWinds® you hear us use the word “geek” with pride. It’s not in the sense of hipster geek, the new cool geek, but dyed-in-the-wool, born not made, proud geek. The thwack™ user community is filled with admins of similar ilk, technologists who achieve the impossible not because they are heroes, but because mountains must be climbed. We proudly salute these men and women not only with our Head Geeks™ but welcoming all as honorary members of thwack and our geek family. Geek Memories™ is a series of quick stories about geek formative years, common experiences and hard won lessons learned along the road to geekdom.

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- SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our thwack® online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process.

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