You seem to ignore the simple fact that the linux foundation has no lobbying power over OEMs. It has no commercial clout. If the linux foundation could simply approach OEMs and go: "listen....." There would be things such as better hardware drivers for linux, distros working out of the box without having to jump through hoops to make touch-pad, graphics drivers, Fn keys work and so on. The only people that are complaining are the fan boys and fan boys always complain regardless of what their camp is. AMD about Intel, Nvidia about ATI, Android about Apple, thats the nature of fan boys. Also the fact that microsoft has a representative on the UEFI board of directors isn't going to help the linux foundation lobby them. Along with Microsoft are dell, lenovo and HP the OEMs which are dependant on Microsoft to move product. The linux foundation don't actually have a truly independent platform to approach or lobby on this situation. The linux camp are in fact "trying". The article that Impar clearly shows that the community are trying. Fom the article I posted it seems Fedora have one solution for the situation. What the linux community is not doing is banging their heads against the wall trying to lobby groups that won't listen. They are doing what they do best, finding technical solutions to technical problems. BTW I don't know where you are getting "they just bash microsoft" no where in either article is there bashing of Microsoft.