I am an old man with old boxes.
I discovered computers in 1973 in my first year of college.
My hardware path: GA/1100, IBM 386, Data General 200, TRS-80, Kaypro II and 10, Prime , IBM PC, Tandy PC, various custome built PC's from I80's to 486s, Dell PCs, a small brush with Apple II+ and Mac.
My systems path: proprietary systems on mainframe, PICK, RDOS, AOS, CP/m, TRS-80 basic, ms-dos, Windows 95, NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu, TinyCore, Zorin, Mint... and some.
My network path: IBM proprietary for AP/l, TinyRAM, Novel, NT 4.0...
My software (programming) path: AP/l, Fortran, BASIC, CoBol, MUMPS, Pascal, dBASE, Foxpro, Visual Foxpro.
and, here I am today looking at Mint