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Commercial vs free software on a tablet

Why I moved back to iPad and the Mac

Jan. 14, 2021 -

The past year I have been experimenting with creating my own tablet operating system using Debian GNU/Linux and the i3 window manager on a Microsoft Surface Go 2 with LTE. After months of intense use I have now decided to abandon the experiment to move back to iPad Pro and the Mac. Read along to find out why.

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A plant, a laptop and some coffee - the joy of a simple system that works!
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Back to iPad Pro (right) after some an incredible time with WillemOS on Surface Go (left)
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