I try to not be one of those idiots who incessantly flame Microsoft and its products.
I love Microsoft Word. Yes, people will tell me "Go with OpenOffice and LibreOffice and you too will become a convert".
Ain't happenin' dudes. While the Microsoft Mothership of OS sucks big bags, their office software is the bomb. OpenOffice and LibreOffice are stuck back at Office 95 level of capability. Not at all bad for a free program. Actually, it is quite an impressive feat, but LibreOffice still isn't as good as Microsoft Office.
Microsoft has the bad luck to have a marriage like the ones we all have experienced in our lives. One where the wife is great and fun and pleasant to be around but the husband is a complete asshole.
Windows is the asshole.