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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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Missing firmware renders hardware unusable during installation
Missing firmware renders hardware unusable during installation
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Check for updates manually using Windows Update
Check for updates manually using Windows Update
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
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Choose "Linpus Lite" to boot the installer
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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