said by NOYB:You just made Mele20's argument. said by Mele20:
Let's get one thing clear. Do NOT blame the OEM or motherboard manufacturer for this mess. The blame falls directly on the shoulders of Microsoft. The OEMs have been ORDERED by Microsoft to ship ALL computers that have Windows 8 with Secureboot ON.
This is not completely accurate.
Only have to ship with SecureBoot on in order to have Microsoft Windows 8 blessing & sticker.
But not doing so would likely be impractical. Probably wouldn't get much if any support or volume license pricing from Microsoft. Putting them in impossible position to compete.