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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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Connecting the bootable USB drive to the Surface tablet using the USB-C to USB 3.0 and ethernet dongle
Connecting the bootable USB drive to the Surface tablet using the USB-C to USB 3.0 and ethernet dongle
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
Missing firmware renders hardware unusable during installation
Missing firmware renders hardware unusable during installation
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
Debian GNU/Linux Installer Menu on Surface Go - happy me
Debian GNU/Linux Installer Menu on Surface Go - happy me

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