When asked if Autodesk can "expect any positive benefit from Vista, given the lack of compatibility of the older products going into fiscal 08?," ceo Carl Bass replied (during last week's conference call):
I wouldn’t look for any short-term benefit from Vista. As much as I am understanding is, I think people will upgrade to Vista at almost the rate at which new PCs are sold. There doesn't seem to be a big movement amongst our customer base to run out, and certainly get early versions of Vista. I think over time as Vista becomes the dominant operating system, you will see people moving off older versions.