*Hundreds* of 300ft wind farms to power a data center? Holy sustainability problems Batman!
You said it! A good friend of mine is an engineer for Vestas, and I hear constantly about their nightmares in dealing with turbine uptime. Those wind farms are producing at 20% most of the time. Those guys better take that into account in their power capacity planning!
If you need those drivers to run Vista on your PC, then Vista has a problem.
Just to play Devil's advocate here, I've had plenty of lockups, kernel panics, etc. due to faulty Linux modules with no "esoteric" or obscure hardware. To a normal user that would appear to be a "Linux" problem as well. Your statement appears to be contradicting itself.
I think there's a world market for about five computers. -- attr. Thomas J. Watson (Chairman of the Board, IBM), 1943