I will use anything that works
I started with this
Timex Sinclair 1000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
hooked it up to my TV and began pushing buttons.
Then went to TI - 99
Texas Instruments TI-99/4A computer
Next major upgrade was to a VIC 20
Commodore VIC-20 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Then a Commadore 64 and 128
Commodore 64 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First "real" GP computer was an Amiga
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I actually upgraded that puppy a couple of times.
Then I bought my first "intel box" a 386 CompuAdd box
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I found out that it was cheap because it had a 286 CPU "overclocked" and claimed to be "386" compatible . . .
I eventually began building my own
Took a path down AMD for 2 and 4 CPU boxes
Went to i5s and i7s for my current builds.
My first work computer was an Apple Lisa
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It was the first intuitive, easy to operate, useful, productive computer I ever saw in a work environment. I used that from 1982 till 1985
In 85 went to Mac - the brick - at work
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Did mostly viewgraph engineering with it but it was very useful
Then the company went to various upgraded Macs, including the Mac 2 family.
In the mid 90s, when Office was king and "large enterprise" was the buzzword, LMC formed an alliance with MS and we all went Intel box running various enterprise versions of Windows and Office.
About the same time I began to be unable to find the software I wanted to use on Mac OSX platform, and I could build an Intel box for half the price, or same price and twice the speed. So I began rolling my own computers.
But when my wife wanted to become computer literate, I bought her a Mac Classic. She learned how to use office productively and went out to get a new job as an engineering aide. She has subsequently made the transition to Windows because her day job is all Windows based.
At home currently we have
Lion OSX server hosting iTunes - 5 active Apple TVs
2 paired (cloned) HP Windows Home Servers hosting the iTunes library = 4 TB
2 paired Dell based WHS hosting everything else, pictures, correspondence etc = 3 TB
4 Windows desktops
4 Windows laptops
2 Kindle Fire
1 Kindle Fire HD 8.9
So they keep me connected and busy