|Someone wrote in mjg59,|
1) Use the Microsoft key that ALL consumer hardware is going to have, and hence always work.
2) Use a Linux CA that a small fraction of hardware is going to have, and hence only work on a small fraction of hardware
The vast, VAST majority of Linux users get started out of pure curiosity, and just to tinker. They do not usually start out as Free Software supporters (yes, exceptions exist, and I don't care about your personal anecdotes) until _after_ they're exposed in depth to Free Software. Making it hard for novice users to even give Linux a try means that the Linux adoption rate will go from it's current snail pace to (worst case) a sub-1.0 rate (as in, less users come in than leave, due to age or those of us who just give up on Linux ever being a truly competetive desktop OS).