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Using a tiling window manager on Surface Go 2

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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The kickstand is very sturdy as it uses two strong metal hinges
The kickstand is very sturdy as it uses two strong metal hinges
Multiple workspaces are very powerful: it’s like switching TV channels
Multiple workspaces are very powerful: it’s like switching TV channels
Extending storage on a Surface Go 2 is possible using a MicroSD card
Extending storage on a Surface Go 2 is possible using a MicroSD card
Debian GNU/Linux with i3wm (“aka WillemOS”) running on Surface Go 2
Debian GNU/Linux with i3wm (“aka WillemOS”) running on Surface Go 2
It’s a tiny computer, but it is incredibly powerful and versatile!
It’s a tiny computer, but it is incredibly powerful and versatile!
Installing Debian GNU/Linux on Surface Go 2 is very similar to the original Surface Go
Installing Debian GNU/Linux on Surface Go 2 is very similar to the original Surface Go

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