Yep, in addition to being a great nurbs modeler, Rhino also makes a great conversion utility. If you're looking for something less expensive and easier to use you might want to check out Moi3d -- http://moi3d.com/
I've heard very good things about it but haven't used it myself (long-time Rhino user). It's being developed by a former Rhino guy and from what I hear it does a better job converting nurbs to polygons.
MoI is VERY good. It was developed by Michael Gibson... he's the original developer of Rhino. :-) I love C4D, but MoI is just faster and better at some modeling tasks. I often use it to build certain kinds of geometry (curved surfaces with holes) and export to LWO or OBJ. I then import into C4D using Riptide. Anyway, I hope you get a chance to try it.
Did you try MoI on your friend's PC? :-) MoI's exporter is actually a lot better than Rhino's... alternately, if you have a way of getting it to me, I would be more than happy to take a shot at converting your file for you. Let me know.