In a sign that M-Audio’s Vista support may be trickling in, DJ Grobe observes that the Fast Track USB driver has been posted to the M-Audio site. Hopefully for Vista users, this means more support fast.

Meanwhile, I’ve quite happily “upgraded” back from Vista to XP, and tweaked my XP system so it’s happy. That equation could change down the road, but given that many of my supposedly compatible drivers either weren’t installing at all (hello, odd USB driver quirk), weren’t fully reliable (hello, chipset-related Blue Screens of Death), or were performing like dogs (hello, NVIDIA graphics), I would strongly advise you test-drive your hardware for Vista before committing to the OS. It may work fine, but a “Vista-compatible” label alone won’t tell you for sure.