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Install Linux on Surface Go

Installing and modifying Debian GNU/Linux on Surface Go

Mar. 9, 2020 -

For some years now I use a tablet as main computer, I like its versatility. But, most tablets come with a locked down operating system, like iPadOS, Windows 10S or Android. As I like things my own (weird) way, I wondered if I could escape these "software jails" by installing a free operating system on a tablet. It's possible, read along to find out how I escaped!

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"Advanced Startup Options" from Windows Settings allows you to use a USB drive as boot medium
Check for updates manually using Windows Update
Check for updates manually using Windows Update
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
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Choose "Linpus Lite" to boot the installer
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)

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