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Windows has outsold Macintosh by eight to one to perhaps ten to one in the past few years, according to most reports. Therefore, most computer owners believe that Windows is the most popular operating system in the world. Until a few months ago, they would have been right. In recent months, however, a new "dark horse" candidate has revolutionized the computer marketplace. Now Windows is the second-most popular operating system in the world and is in danger of slipping into third place.
These numbers reflect only the recent sales of computers and do not reflect the installed base of older computer systems. Even so, a new operating system is already outselling Windows and is increasing its sales while sales of new Windows computers are dropping.
The impact to genealogists has been almost zero, so far, but I believe a revolution is upon all of us. Yes, genealogy software will change and probably will do so within two or three years.
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