Well when I worked the past two jobs before being laid off both, I was able to get the latest windows & office suite from them. Since then, I have Win7 but haven't used it much. I did need Windows up until around '09, but now don't need it at home on current job.
I recently got a C2D system and did install W7 & Mageia on it but after about 2 months, I've removed W7 and put Salix on it. I also use LibreOffice and have no regrets.
I just don't need a free computer with every new version of Windows to come out!
"I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked" - Jimi Hendrix