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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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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
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Installation in progress - note the connected network cable
Installation in progress - note the connected network cable
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Choose "Linpus Lite" to boot the installer

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