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Making my own tablet OS

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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Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Compiling my customised Linux kernel
Compiling my customised Linux kernel
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
Installation in progress - note the connected network cable
Installation in progress - note the connected network cable
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
Debian GNU/Linux Installer Menu on Surface Go - happy me
Debian GNU/Linux Installer Menu on Surface Go - happy me

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