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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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The 'onboard' virtual keyboard
The 'onboard' virtual keyboard
Missing firmware renders hardware unusable during installation
Missing firmware renders hardware unusable during installation
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Choose "Linpus Lite" to boot the installer
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Reading an article on my tablet in portrait mode
Debian GNU/Linux Installer Menu on Surface Go - happy me
Debian GNU/Linux Installer Menu on Surface Go - happy me

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