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After a year of carrying the work laptop home every day, and eight years after I last got a new-to-me computer (only a year old at that point and with extra-good specs for that time, 2GB RAM and almost 2GHz single-core processor), I finally have a new personal machine. MINE. My money, my choice, my 6+ hours reinstalling everything from scratch because silly Microsoft thinks that only people who live in English-speaking countries want English-speaking Windows. (I have not had a Polish-speaking computer ever, and I don't use one for work either, since my workplace is very much global.)

It's a Lenovo IdeaPad Y570, because I'm on my second work-issued ThinkPad and loving it.

I started off calling it just Toy. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] fyrie it's now Toyoko. Svelte, elegant, stylish enough to carry off some dubious fashion choices (orange stripe around the lid) and hopefully will work for 10+ years - if the shoe fits...

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Date: 2012-07-04 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zenicurean.livejournal.com
silly Microsoft thinks that only people who live in English-speaking countries want English-speaking Windows

This! This is my pet peeve! They need to stop this!

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Date: 2012-07-04 04:51 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2012-07-06 05:33 am (UTC)
alice_montrose: by me (emo - Home HDD)
From: [personal profile] alice_montrose
Ooooh, CONGRATULATIONS! May you take great advantage of the new toy!

Non-English Microsoft products are evil and should be BANNED! When I got Kali, one of the guys from the online store called to make sure I hadn't ordered the English version of Windows 7 by mistake. I promptly pointed out to him that I am in no particular rush to tear my eyes out every time I turned on my laptop. He also wanted to confirm I can install Windows on my own, because for some reason three quarters of the computer-literate male population believes women are hopeless at this technology thing. (My actual answer: "In my sleep, kid, in my sleep!")

Also, Happy Birthday for tomorrow, in case I'm not around!

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Date: 2012-07-06 05:48 am (UTC)
alice_montrose: by me (emo - Age & Treachery)
From: [personal profile] alice_montrose
Oh yes, it most definitely does. *approves of Looming and Death Glare-ing*

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Date: 2012-07-07 02:54 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tokugawa.livejournal.com
Hey~ Just want to wish you a happy early birthday (on my end since it's still the 6th) and I hope that you have a good one~ :)
Edited Date: 2012-07-07 02:55 am (UTC)

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