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* '''2008/12/xx:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F19_coreboot_at_25C3_in_Berlin.2C_Germany|coreboot @ 25C3]] in Berlin
* '''2008/12/27-30:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F19_coreboot_at_25C3_in_Berlin.2C_Germany|coreboot @ 25C3]] in Berlin
* '''2008/11/06:''' [[News#2008.2F11.2F06_coreboot_at_ELC_Europe_2008_in_Ede.2C_The_Netherlands|ELC Europe]] in Ede
* '''2008/11/06:''' [[News#2008.2F11.2F06_coreboot_at_ELC_Europe_2008_in_Ede.2C_The_Netherlands|ELC Europe]] in Ede
* '''2008/10/28:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F28_Intel_945_now_supported|Intel i945, Core Duo, Kontron 986LCD-M support]]
* '''2008/10/27:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F27_MSI_MS-6147_now_supported|MSI MS-6147 support]]
* '''2008/10/27:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F27_MSI_MS-6147_now_supported|MSI MS-6147 support]]
* '''2008/10/12:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F12_VIA_pc2500e_now_supported|VIA pc2500e support]]
* '''2008/10/12:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F12_VIA_pc2500e_now_supported|VIA pc2500e support]]

Revision as of 05:42, 29 October 2008

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. It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called payload.

  • 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

  • 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)

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About
Find out more about coreboot.
News | Press | Logo | Events | History | Screenshots & Videos | Contributors | Sponsors | Products | Clusters | Vendors

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Developers
Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.
Development Guidelines | Developer Manual | Coreboot v3 | Doxygen | Browse Source | JTAG | EHCI Debug Port | Testsystem | GSoC | Ideas | Laptop | Desktops

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Status
Find out whether your hardware is already supported.
Supported Motherboards | Supported Chipsets & Devices | Build Status | Flashrom support | Superiotool support

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Related Tools
Tools and libraries related to coreboot.
Flashrom | Superiotool | Nvramtool | Buildrom | Libpayload | Mkelfimage

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Getting Started
Download coreboot and get started.
Downloads | Documentation | Build Tutorials | Payloads | QEMU | AMD SimNow | Confirmed Working SVN Revisions | Misc

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Support
Learn how to contact us and find help and support.
FAQ | Mailinglist | IRC | Issue Tracker | Glossary | corebootv2 Options
VIA pc2500e now supported


News

Contact