So... they tweak a windows for a specifically known hardware set and get fast boot. Naturally that's easily done with a linux install.
Tell you what M$, you give us:
1) source code. enough rights to use it (at least rebuild our own systems).
2) build tools.
And we'll look after our fast boot ourselves.
Hell, I'm not even looking for a free handout. I'll pay for it. You're in it for the money, I understand, you have to eat. I'll pay US$500 for say a basic windows, $700-1000 for professional. I understand a server version will cost more.
IMHO, those prices aren't too unreasonable, but that's just my opinion. I would pay, I suspect so would quite a few people out there.
Actually, I already (probably, depending on what you are hiding) have all your build tools legally. So All I need are (1) and (3). Sounds reasonable?
But you won't will you?