... with their "boot other" retroactively removed. Only, redmond never promised they'd offer. On the other hand, removing a way to blow new life into dead-end hardware still seems like kicking the customer when he's fallen and trying to get up. Next you know the same thing'll happen to peecees.
Tin foil hat time: Now we know why you can run "ubuntu apps" on windows. Once peecees are locked down the only way to run your fave linux software is if it's an "ubuntu app" and hey, you can run those under windows, right? No need to install anything else, see? Or something to that slimy tune.
Don't buy locked-down anything, people. On principle. Tell your friends and family too.
It doesn't matter if they never promised to offer that feature, they did in fact offer it. So, removing it after the device has been purchased is a valid consumer complaint. Car analogy - car manufacturers don't promise the top speed one can drive their vehicles, but if they apply a software update that suddenly throttles the vehicle to a max speed of 70, people would rightly be upset, even if that is the legal speed limit.
Manufacturers warrant a product for a particular use, but that doesn't mean the purchaser can't use it for some other use if they so choose.