My first computer was a present from my mum for my 14th birthday. The year was 1987 and the computer was a Commodore 64C and I loved it.
I constantly played games on it, but I also learnt to program on it. I started with the built-in BASIC, but I quickly moved on to programming it in assembly once I found BASIC was too restrictive. At first I learnt to expand BASIC with new functionality, but then moved on to more hard core techniques such as sprite and colour hacks, to reverse engineering simple image compression (which I later learnt was RLE) and developing my own super fast 8 way screen scrolling techniques.
Oh those were the days.
As for my favourite computer ever, it is a very tough call to say that the Amiga is my all time favourite.
The Amiga 1200 was my main computer from the mid 90’s until I eventually bowed to pressure to and bought a Windows based PC in late 2000.
My trusty 1200 was maxed out with an 060 CPU and 64MB of memory, and I even forked out for an awesome device called the Mediator which gave my 1200 the ability to plug in PCI devices and most importantly a PCI graphics card! My Amiga 1200 rocked!
It rocked so much it remained my main computer until 2003!