I am quite computer savvy. I am not one of those people who rant about how one system sucks but am I not a fanboy either. I am proficient in Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses. For my personal use however I prefer Apple computers running Mac OS X.
In 1998 I got my first Mac. It was a PowerBook G3 with OS 8.6. Shortly thereafter I bought my wife an iMac (green).
For the next few years I brought home every old computer I could get my hands on….286, 386, 486,…even old 68k Macs. I soaked up everything I could about computers. I also gained knowledge by building and upgrading friend’s computers.
Eventually in 2000 I found Linux. I started with Red Hat and then played with the many different distros at the time. I tried Corel Linux, Turbo Linux, Suse, Mandrake, and finally Ubuntu.