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Microsoft Surface Pro can run Linux

0. phoneArena 12 Feb 2013, 15:44 posted on

For a while, there were concerns that Microsoft was planning to lock down Windows 8 tablets in the same way that it had locked down Windows RT tablets, which would have meant a locked bootloader and therefore no option to set up a dual-boot system. But, the Microsoft Surface Pro team has confirmed that the tablet will be able to run Linux...

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posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:11 4

1. cezarepc (Posts: 549; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Of course.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:18 8

2. abecedef (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


That's no surprise

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:21 2

3. Akfred (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


who wants ubuntu?.i rather sideload it with mac osx

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:46 3

4. hmd74 (Posts: 274; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Do you know how to install it on Surface?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 13:44

18. Akfred (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Yes, follow hackintoch tutorial on how to install mac osx on
Intel machines. Google it.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:50 7

5. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


I'd rather have Ubuntu, a tablet like this is not a kid's toy.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 18:52

16. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


a tablet with a full windows OS is a kids toy. Ipads are kids toys.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 17:09 7

6. GoBears (Posts: 335; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


LOL MacOs. Talk about crippling an awesome item.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 17:53 5

8. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


I like OSX but on the surface what would be the point of throwing out all of that touch screen functionality?

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:45

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


Osx only good at magic mouse... I don't think it's compatible with full touchscreen... you might frustrated if download osx.... Ubuntu is better since it has so much gesture...

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 22:45

13. tmcblog (Posts: 19; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Who wants ubuntu?
Of course human, not you.

Good luck with Mac security that is 10 years behind microsoft

news.cnet. com/8301-1009_3-57414516-83/new-mac-os-x-trojan-un​earthed-call-it-sabpub/

news.cnet. com/8301-13579_3-57421513-37/kaspersky-mac-securit​y-is-10-years-behind-microsoft/

Apple is known for their crappy hardware & limited OS capabilities

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 13:27

17. Akfred (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


You call apple hardwre crappy? Even micosoft prefer apple hardware to their
OEM hardware. Make more reserch before you post comment.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 02:39

14. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


Oh man if people knew how hard it was to install Mac OS X. Haven't had success in years and countless distros :|

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 05:07

15. tmcblog (Posts: 19; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Haven't had success in years?
Have you ever heard Hackintosh?

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 17:09

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Waiting for Ubuntu NEXUS TAB by end of this year at half the price :)

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:37 5

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


first bluestack apps and now this? Another punch to android fanboy for sayin Windows 8 sucks hehehe :p

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:59

11. yowanvista (Posts: 298; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


If it can run Linux it can run the x86 port of Android

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 21:57

12. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Wish you could also install a full android OS.

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