For those who prefer Windows and are will to work with older or Free Open Source Software [FOSS]…
ReactOS is now available in a new subversion. And yes, you can even test it our as virtual machine via VirtualBox. Have a peek if you still need legacy software support or want to keep an older machine viable for basic use. Fully compatible with such suites as Libre Office for authors on a tight budget.
To learn more, see the following sites:
- Main site: http://www.reactos.com/
- SourceForge (direct download): https://sourceforge.net/projects/reactos/