I had a TI-99/4A as my first computer. Ran it through high school then moved on to use some other stuff when I got into college. My SECOND home computer was a 80386 that I built from pieces that I spec'ed and purchased individually. My first hard drive was a 212MB Maxtor that cost me about $500. Ouch.
I now use Mac's as my primary compute device with linux servers to run my home network (been a linux user / admin for over 20 years) and a Windows 10 virtual machine that I connect to for my "work" programs (MS Office stuff, including Visio).
I abhor Microsoft products, but they are still a necessary evil. And, quite frankly, paid my bills for a lot of years when I spent my life fixing the problems others had with THEIR various Windows machines.