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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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Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Installation in progress - note the connected network cable
Installation in progress - note the connected network cable
The 'onboard' virtual keyboard
The 'onboard' virtual keyboard
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
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
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

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