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Installing and modifying Debian GNU/Linux on Surface tablet

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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Microsoft Surface Go - an ultra portable 10
Microsoft Surface Go - an ultra portable 10" touch screen tablet computer (with type cover, pen and USB-C to ethernet and USB 3.0 adapter)
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
The 'onboard' virtual keyboard
The 'onboard' virtual keyboard
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Using the customised operating system on tablet to create content for this blog
Using the customised operating system on tablet to create content for this blog

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