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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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Installation in progress - note the connected network cable
Installation in progress - note the connected network cable
"Advanced Startup Options" from Windows Settings allows you to use a USB drive as boot medium
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
It might take some time, be patient or take photos :-)
Missing firmware renders hardware unusable during installation
Missing firmware renders hardware unusable during installation
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
Note the many firmware updates, you can only install them from Windows
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system

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