said by Matthew Garrett :
● Microsoft claim that the customer is in control of their PC. That's true, if by "customer" they mean "hardware manufacturer".
● If Microsoft were serious about giving the end user control, they'd be mandating that systems ship without any keys installed. The user would then have the ability to make an informed and conscious decision to limit the flexibility of their system and install the keys. The user would be told what they'd be gaining and what they'd be giving up.
● The final irony? If the user has no control over the installed keys, the user has no way to indicate that they don't trust Microsoft products. They can prevent their system booting malware. They can prevent their system booting Red Hat, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, OS X or any other operating system.
● But they can't prevent their system from running Windows 8.
● The truth is that Microsoft's move removes control from the end user and places it in the hands of Microsoft and the hardware vendors. The end user is no longer in control of their PC.
● The truth is that it makes it more difficult to run anything other than Windows.
● The truth is that UEFI secure boot is a valuable and worthwhile feature that Microsoft are misusing to gain tighter control over the market.