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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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Pen input works using my custom linux kernel and the Xournal app
Pen input works using my custom linux kernel and the Xournal app
Debian GNU/Linux Installer Menu on Surface Go - happy me
Debian GNU/Linux Installer Menu on Surface Go - happy me
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
You can use another computer to create a bootable USB stick, I used my ThinkPad X1
You can use another computer to create a bootable USB stick, I used my ThinkPad X1
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
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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