If your sick of being pushed around by Micro$oft then there is a solution(and its free).
Xubuntu Desktop with Debian linux is a good choice because its stable, lightweight and can be fully customised.
Download and make a bootable USB drive with Rufus
How to install Xubuntu to dual boot with Windows 7,8,10
Recommendations for the software centre:
Office:- LibreOffice Suite fully featured and can work with MSoffice Docs.
Media:- VLC-media player, Flowblade-video editor,Blender-3d modelling, Audacity-audio editor, Gimp-graphics, Cheese-webcam recording, SimpleScreenRecorder recording screen.
Internet:-Firefox browser, ThunderBird Mail, Filezilla-FTP, Atom for coding, Google Earth, Skype.