One the the primary headaches over Vista is its lack of support for peripherals. Even Microsoft executives bellyached that they couldn't get the rushed-out operating system working with their printers.
Like Microsoft executives, I cannot get my HP-branded notebook computer (which came with Vista installed) to connect to my HP-branded PhotoSmart P1100 inkjet printer.
I've been doing a bunch of stuff with my brand-new Asus Eee 4G notebook computer, which runs Xandros Linux OS. (I have a half-dozen Eee tutorials lined up for the next coupla' weeks.) This afternoon, I was able to connect it with the HP printer over the wireless network. Imagine my pleasure when the 4G included a driver specific to the PhotoSmart P1100 -- and effortlessly spat out a printer test page.
The driver is named "foomatic+hpijs," which was developed by the OpenPrinting workgroup of The Linux Foundation. This kills the excuse of Microsoft apologists that it is the fault of hardware vendors that crucial drivers are lacking in Vista.
Frustrated Microsoft execs may want to take up Linux.