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Installing and modifying Debian GNU/Linux on tablet computer

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 :-)
Compiling the Linux kernel on a Surface Go takes some hours
Compiling the Linux kernel on a Surface Go takes some hours
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
Using the customised Surface Go (right) for programming, similar to how I work using an iPad Pro (left)
Using the customised Surface Go (right) for programming, similar to how I work using an iPad Pro (left)
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
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)

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