"Security features introduced in Windows Vista will make setting
up PCs to boot in either Linux or Windows far more difficult,
according to security guru Bruce Schneier. Vista is due to feature
hardware-based encryption, called BitLocker Drive Encryption, which
acts as a repository to protect sensitive data in the event of a PC
being either lost or stolen.
"This encryption technology also has the effect of frustrating
the exchange of data needed in a dual boot system. 'You could look
at BitLocker as anti-Linux because it frustrates dual boot,'
Schneier told El Reg..."