Re: Makers may need that...
"Strange but the "Win8" sticker requires that SecureBoot can be switched off by the end user."
Not on all platforms. On ARM it means that SecureBoot can't be switched off.
"So no problem there ASSUMING the user wants to install another OS."
The device (any device) is there to serve the user, not the OEM. End of discussion really. Anything that limits the actions of a user (up to and including destroying the device) is a bad idea. Of course, the OEM can set some sensible defaults; but the final say should always (always) be with the end-user (or, at least, their corporate IT department).
As for the 1%, you are confusing the traditional desktop with every other platform.
I know UEFI is not the same as SecureBoot, that's why I made it a separate point.
"if you want to taint a proper CSS system with that FossTard stuff."
Ah, a classic example of someone who has no point to make so has resort to name calling.