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Linux on a tablet long term review

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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You know you're digital pen is lacking trust if you grab for old fashioned pencil and paper...
You know you're digital pen is lacking trust if you grab for old fashioned pencil and paper...
Back to iPad Pro (right) after some an incredible time with WillemOS on Surface Go (left)
Back to iPad Pro (right) after some an incredible time with WillemOS on Surface Go (left)
Pen input is great if it works - but good ideas can be lost if it fails!
Pen input is great if it works - but good ideas can be lost if it fails!
When everything comes together there is magic: WillemOS doing things no iPad can do
When everything comes together there is magic: WillemOS doing things no iPad can do
WillemOS in optima forma: Debian GNU/Linux on Surface GO 2
WillemOS in optima forma: Debian GNU/Linux on Surface GO 2
Writing and reading blog posts using my own tablet OS
Writing and reading blog posts using my own tablet OS

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