Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a Surface Pro

As the Microsoft Surface Pro is an x86 based tablet it is an excellent choice to install Ubuntu 12.04.

Once installed as a dual boot,  all the Linux based penetration tools can be hassle-freely installed and the unit used as a security testing tool.

At a price that is slightly more than a similarly configured Google Nexus 7 tablet it is bigger, faster and has a "proper" keyboard. All the software that you need to run tools such as aircrack-ng are free open-source and will receive regular updates. As far as I know, according to the Canonical website, the Ubuntu Touch project is still in the experimental stage.

The other issue with installing the Ubuntu Touch software (Ubuntu 12.04) on an Android device is that it comes with no warranty. If you purchase a device with this installed it will likely to have no warranty from Google or anyone else.

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