coreboot 6613

A Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware).
coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) you can find in most of today's computers. The project performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called payload.

Use Cases:

 * Desktop PCs, servers, clusters, thin clients
 * Clusters, high-performance computing
 * Embedded solutions, STBs/HTPC, appliances, terminals
 * No-moving-parts solutions (ROM chip as "disk")
 * Non-standard scenarios (e.g. FPGA in Opteron socket)

Main features:

  • 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
  • Fast boot times (3 seconds to Linux console)
  • Avoids the need for a slow/buggy/proprietary BIOS
  • Written in C, contains virtually no assembly code
  • Supports many mainboards, devices, and payloads

last updated on:
June 1st, 2011, 7:34 GMT
developed by:
Core Systems
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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What's New in This Release:
  • Numerous bugs were fixed.
  • Conformance was fixed.
  • Windows support was improved.
  • Boot-time speedups were made.
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