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'''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 [[Payloads|payload]].
 
With this separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic, coreboot is capable of scaling from specialized applications run directly from firmware, operating systems in Flash, and custom bootloaders to implementations of firmware standards like PCBIOS and EFI without having to carry features not necessary in the target application, reducing the amount of code and flash space required.
 
We currently support '''[[Supported Motherboards|213]]''' different mainboards.
 
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* 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
* Fast boot times (3 seconds to Linux console)
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* Supports many [[Supported Motherboards|mainboards]], [[Supported Chipsets and Devices|chipsets]], and [[payloads]]
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* Desktop PCs and servers
* [[Clusters]]
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* [[FILO]] / [http://grub.enbug.org/CoreBoot GRUB2] <!-- / [[OpenFirmware]] / [[OpenBIOS]] -->
* [[Linux]] / [[Booting Windows using coreboot|Windows]] / [[Booting FreeBSD using coreboot|FreeBSD]]<!--  / [[Coreboot and NetBSD|NetBSD]] / [http://openbsd.org/ OpenBSD]-->
* [[Etherboot]]
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">About</span>'''<br /><small>Find out more about coreboot.</small><small><hr />[[Press]] | [[Logo]] | [[History]] | [[Screenshots|Screenshots/Videos]] | [[Contributors]] | [[Sponsors]] | [[Products]] | [[Clusters]] | [[Vendors]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Developers</span>'''<br /><small>Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.</small><small><hr />[[Development Guidelines]] | [[Developer Manual]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org/docs/doxygen.php Doxygen] | [http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/browser/trunk Browse Source] | [[GSoC]] | [[SerialICE]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Status</span>'''<br /><small>Find out whether your hardware is already supported.</small><small><hr />[[Supported Motherboards|Supported Boards]] | [[Supported Chipsets and Devices|Supported Chipsets]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org Build Status]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Related Tools</span>'''<br /><small>Tools and libraries related to coreboot.</small><small><hr />[[Flashrom]] | [[Superiotool]] | [[Nvramtool]] | [[Buildrom]] | [[Mkelfimage]] | [[Inteltool]] | [[Msrtool]] | [[Ectool]] | [[Developer_Manual/Tools|Hardware tools]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Getting Started</span>'''<br /><small>Download coreboot and get started.</small><small><hr />[[Build HOWTO]] | [[Download coreboot|Downloads]] | [[Documentation]] | [[:Category:Tutorials|Board Tutorials]] | [[QEMU]] | [[AMD SimNow]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Support</span>'''<br /><small>Learn how to contact us and find help and support.</small><small><hr />[[FAQ]] | [[Mailinglist]] | [[IRC]] | [http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/ Issue Tracker] | [[Glossary]] | [[coreboot Options|coreboot Options]]</small>
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[[File:Coreboot menuconfig.png|center|thumb|[[Build HOWTO|make menuconfig]] in coreboot]]
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:120%">[[News]]</span>'''<hr />
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* '''2010/03/05:''' [[News#2010.2F03.2F05_ASUS_P2B-LS_now_supported|ASUS P2B-LS now supported]]
* '''2010/01/17:''' [[News#2010.2F01.2F17_Roda_RK886EX_.28Rocky_III.2B.29_now_supported|Roda RK886EX (Rocky III+) support]]
* '''2009/10/21:''' [[News#2009.2F10.2F21_HP_e-Vectra_P2706T_now_supported|HP e-Vectra P2706T support]]
* '''2009/10/13:''' [[News#2009.2F10.2F13_MSI_MS-6156_now_supported|MSI MS-6156 support]]
* '''2009/10/13:''' [[News#2009.2F10.2F13_TechNexion_TIM-5690_now_supported|TechNexion TIM-5690 support]]
* '''2009/10/13:''' [[News#2009.2F10.2F13_Kontron_KT690.2FmITX_now_supported|Kontron KT690/mITX support]]
* '''2009/09/25:''' [[News#2009.2F09.2F25_coreboot_on_the_cover_of_the_Linux_Journal|coreboot @ Linux Journal]]
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:120%">[[Current events|Upcoming Events]]</span>'''<hr />
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* '''2010/02/06:''' coreboot+flashrom [[FOSDEM_2010|devroom]] at [http://www.fosdem.org/ FOSDEM 2010] in Brussels
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