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Fedora 25 on Surface Pro 3
As reported in the opening post, Fedora 24 was the first distribution with some level of Surface Pro support out of the box. On December 7th, the new Fedora 25 was released and I gave it a quick spin to verify that the support is still there. After all, Fedora 25 is the first Linux distro to use Wayland display server as the default.
And the good news is that Fedora still works on the Surfface Pro 3:
- Type Cover
- Touch screen
- HiDPI scaling is good
Thanks to Wayland, it runs buttery smooth too. The old issue of browsers not working without keyboard is unfortunately still there though, and also touch pad gestures are missing. As with Ubuntu, there are also non-official patched kernels to improve the support, for example the cass00's repository. I have not tried it though, and as always with custom kernels - use at your own risk.
Fedora 25 is definitely worth a look on the Surface and this time on other hardware as well, to enjoy the benefits of Wayland. Grab the installation/live image from Getfedora.org.