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Linux on Surface Go 2 with LTE/4G

Using Surface Go 2 with 4G/LTE, Debian GNU/Linux and i3wm

Sep. 28, 2020 -

Earlier this year I tried to create my own tablet operating system by installing Debian GNU/Linux on a Microsoft Surface Go tablet. I learned a great deal about what I like about tablets. But I still preferred my iPad Pro, mainly because of its polished user experience. This time I set out to refine my tablet software to replace my iPad.

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Microsoft Surface hardware is popular because it’s genuinely nice
Microsoft Surface hardware is popular because it’s genuinely nice
Debian GNU/Linux with i3wm (“aka WillemOS”) running on Surface Go 2
Debian GNU/Linux with i3wm (“aka WillemOS”) running on Surface Go 2
Multiple workspaces are very powerful: it’s like switching TV channels
Multiple workspaces are very powerful: it’s like switching TV channels
Microsoft Surface Go 2 with black type cover and Surface Pen - a nice piece of hardware!
Microsoft Surface Go 2 with black type cover and Surface Pen - a nice piece of hardware!
The kickstand is very sturdy as it uses two strong metal hinges
The kickstand is very sturdy as it uses two strong metal hinges
The back of the Surface has no extruding camera lens which allows the tablet to lay perfectly flat on a table - as it should!
The back of the Surface has no extruding camera lens which allows the tablet to lay perfectly flat on a table - as it should!

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