Originally Posted by PsypherPunk
Ah, fond memories. I owned a ZX Spectrum (the heavy one with rubber keys) years ago and have fond memories of the old BBC Micro at my first school.
My friend bought a ZX Spectrum while I was getting to know my Commodore 64. I remember thinking that Spectrum was the only way to go. It looked awesome. When it came to Norway it blew a lot of minds. I liked the rubber keys the best.
Another friend gave all his free time to Amiga 500. Opened it up and got to know it good. Broke it, fixed it, broke it, fixed it.
He's making a lot of money today working with IT for one of Norways largest companies. Self taught. And he's all Linux-man in his spare time!
I used my 64 for games most of the time (...and at this point in life I'm downloading the sounds and music from those old games - feels good, brings back memories), but also for simple programing. Very simple programing.
A part of me wish that I'd kept on programing, instead of playing all those games. But that's water under the bridge.
When it came to my first OS on my first personal computer, for schoolwork, music, pix and so on, I turned to Windows 95. And that's because it came with the hardware. I really enjoyed Windows 98. Learned alot. By the time I got around to Windows XP (I got it early, thanks to my friend), I got sick and tired of it all and turned to Linux.
Never looked back I have.