I certainly wish that I had been one of the early adopters of Linux, if only so I could tell some tall stories about those times
My first computing experience was however with DOS and 'Windows for Workgroups' 3.11 on one of the early Pentium 75 computers, just before the release of Windows 95. Pretty much ignoring the rise of the Internet at the time I spent too many hours from then on using dial-up bulletin boards and playing Descent online via a Kali server. Does anybody remember the BlueWave offline mail reader of these times? I remember my big goal at the time was to create my own BBS but the BBSs started dying as the Internet grew which is still a sad thing for me.
My first experience of Linux was many years later in 2006 with Ubuntu Breezy Badger which came preinstalled with an EEPC from eBay. The only reason I bought this computer was that it was cheap, I was more than happy with Windows XP at the time. Although I broke this system pretty quickly it marked my first great interest in Linux and I followed this up with each Ubuntu distro forward to the present day.
With Slackware 12.0 in July 2007 my great fascination in Linux really happened and eventually Ubuntu has been relegated to Virtual Machines where I continue to pay back the debt I owe to the many more experienced users who cope with my initial blunderings as the world's greatest n00b! But it is Slackware where I do all of my day to day computing and it is there that I continue to learn and grow in the Linux world.
So perhaps not the greatest of Linux stories but it is mine anyway