Please lease explain again why we need to go through Microsoft to run the software
we want on the hardware we bought?
I can understand why so many hardware vendors jumped into Microsoft's ploy.
To be able to sell hardware certified for Windows 8, they need to implement
Secure Boot and be able to put a little sicker on their product. However, I
don't trust all hardware vendors to also implement the means for users to add
their own keys or to disable Secure Boot altogether.
Regardless, if Microsoft goal is truly to prevent malware from contaminating
the system's boot process, why do they care about the license of the
bootloader? For me, this clearly demonstrates that Microsoft isn't just doing
this to thwart some malware, but that they have ulterior motives. Making it
more difficult for users to run anything other than the software they sell looks
like a pretty good thing from their business point of view.