Over 24 hours and no deep insights (nor vituperationing) here??
(this looks like a job for captain-ignorance to attempt motivation)
So there's code that's been added to the ROM (or firmware or BIOS (or CPU microcode?)) of UEFI boxes that is the source of these restrictions ("enhanced security features"). In response to this so far we've had some cunning experts figure out a few ways around it; and a few others that seem to have at least partly capitulated to this obvious industry grab to restrict our hardware freedoms. Thus, (my moronic), question: why hasn't some vast linux genius (and i know they're out there) yet produced a patch to flash the BIOS to rid us of this scourge? ("because you moron! Intel has the microcode checking secret checksums that make this utterly impossible, you idiot!") [wink]