Open EPS Files with Word

This one comes up every now and again.  How can I open EPS files?  These are files that are created by Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.  They are both great programs, but they’re very expensive.  Many times your printer (you know business cards, yellow page ads etc) will ask you for your logo or ad in this format or even send you a file to proof in this format.  So is there a free program that can do this?  Not exactly, but if you have Microsoft Word installed, you can place the file in a blank document.  Just open Word, then go to Insert > Picture, then browse to the EPS file and click on the Insert button.  Word will then convert the file and you’ll be able to see it.  Anyone know of another way (that’s actually free) to open EPS files?  I think the GIMP is supposed to, but the plug-in kept dying when I tried to open the file on my Vista machine.