Click on the little arrow on the right, it sticks itself up somewhere, and the pages scroll fast again.
two hands for "life's self-assembly".
OP: not all people at slashdot are biologists, you know that right?
Vista's security chain works as designed and intended, preventing from you to inject an untrusted bootloader into the bootstrap. Isn't that what we -want- from our security systems? This isnt' a case of "Microsoft" holding our data hostage, this is a case of our own security policies WORKING.
If I were to be running Linux, with equivalent protection, I'd be right pissed if it could be trivially rootkitted/bypassed by swapping in a malicious bootloader.
If the attacker can install a bootloader, that means you were rooted and your precious data can be grabbed from the memory of the program that happens to be using it.
If the bootloader is installed while the OS is not running, that means you do not have adequate physical security.
Use the Force, Luke.