They were spreading the same crap about Windows 8 machines. I haven't found a machine yet that I can't install Linux onto.
Surface 2 requires a signed bootloader so that limits your abilities quite a bit, but as for spreading crap there's a bit more info that needs to be considered:
Microsoft's certification for OEMs have the following requirements:
Windows RT: Secure Boot enabled.
Windows 8: Secure Boot optional. If Secure Boot is shipped it MUST be user selectable in the BIOS. If Secure Boot is shipped it must be enabled by default.
Windows 10: Secure Boot required and must be enabled by default. Wording about Secure Boot being user selectable has been removed!
That last part is the key. Only a few idiots were spreading FUD about Windows 8 and secure boot. But with Windows 10 the FUD now suddenly leaves you at the mercy of any OEM.