You are right about keeping up with technology. There is soon to be a new version of Family Historian and we will be posting details on our website in the coming weeks. You may want to take a look at that at some point.
Work has stopped on Generations, although it is still a much sought after program due to its earlier popularity. Many users are happy to go on using v8.5a on XP and Vista as they are happy with the functionality of the program even though it is a few years since it last upgrade.