Firmware Comparison

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There are a lot of (Free Software, as well as proprietary) firmware implementations available these days, which can be very confusing. This page tries to give an overview.

coreboot

FreeBIOS

This project is dead and was merged into coreboot. Use coreboot instead.

OpenBIOS

Open Firmware IEEE 1275-1994 implementation. Kernel and some modules are written in C. Large parts of the code base is written in Forth. License: GPL

OpenFirmware

SmartFirmware

OpenBoot

U-Boot

EFI

UEFI

GNUFI

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