One of my website clients recently called me with some email support questions. It seems her old computer died and she needed to replace it with a new laptop. Fortunately she subscribed to an online backup system so all her data was saved, but it turns out her biggest issue was Windows 8.
It's true, I never wanted to be an Apple guy.
I started using personal computers in 1990. On the advice of my sophomore English teacher, my parents bought a Quill PC running an early version of DOS. It had one program: WordPerfect; which I used to compose and revise papers for my class.