Windows 7 being "vulnerable" to viruses is silly to me. All versions of windows are "vulnerable" to viruses. This is because all viruses are written to bypass anything that Windows has to stop them. Otherwise they would be useless. I haven't had a virus in over 8 years, though. You just have to know what you're doing. don't download random things from unknown websites and be cautious with P2P programs. Ensure what you are downloading is legit.
Exactly, however the point is that Microsoft once again touts Windows 7 as the most secure version. From Sophos' it isn't any more secure than Vista.
I've been using Microsoft OSes since DOS 1.x. Avoid the dot zero releases if you can and wait for the first major update.
Microsoft claimed they were going to drop 16 bit support in Windows 2000. Then Windows XP. Then Vista. Then Windows 7...Microsoft is planning on phasing out 32-bit in Windows 8. I really don't know why there is a 32-bit version of Windows 7 unless Microsoft really thinks a lot of people are upgrading their 6-year-old computers. But get ready for 64-bit and 128-bit versions of Windows 8 (Not really. It's at least 3 years out).
I have clients running business applications written in the 80's. Medical, legal, real estate, manufacturing. You name it.Also, what kind of application do you run that is 16-bit? Something from 1995?