I just thought I would ask what your first Linux distribution was that you ever tried.
My first distribution that I used way back when was Mandrake.
From my perspective Mandrake is a Johnny come lately. I started running Linux in 1995 and it was so long ago now I can't remember if it was Redhat or Slackware I ran first. Either way I doubt it lasted more than a few days before I managed to trash the system. It was a hectic time in my Linux life. I was trying so many back then. Distro hopping was a big thing in those days.
That quirky offshoot of Slackware that was designed to be operated entirely from a 100MB Zip disk. At the time, 1997, we were still using the 2.0 kernel. You could boot the kernel from DOS using LOADLIN. Good times...
I gave up all forms of Microsoft software early in 1996. OK I use their web fonts now, does that count?
first computer: 1802 cosmac elf hand wired in high school
first unix: BSD 4.2 on a VAX 785, hacking a DRV-11 driver
first pc: 128K mac, 68K assembler
first linux: 486/66, 32 Mb, SLS, 0.99 kernel
gotta admit I liked the sun 3 a lot better than the linux box, at least at first. X was just so painful on linux and it just worked on the sun
If you want to go all the way back to first computer then that would be my Z-80 breadboard. It wasn't capable of running Linux though. Before the IBM PC really exploded I didn't mess around with other junk. Being pedantic I don't consider any Apple products PCs. PC was an IBM specification. One that didn't have any room in it for $220 floppy disk drives either.