That's great @hankg!
I've read various accounts of non-US users who have had epic issues with the System76 support. Initially I was looking at their systems (which look really neat!) but really don't want to risk issues, should something act up.
Tuxedo seems much more on the "to be explored" list for us. So far I've only read good things about them and their systems also look awesome.
I wonder why Librem isn't mentioned here, as they too seem to be very much on the libre track.
Also look here: https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.en.html