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* '''2011/04/28:''' [[News#2011.2F4.2F28_Lenovo_ThinkPad_T60_now_supported|Lenovo ThinkPad T60 supported]]
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* '''2011/03/27:''' [[News#2011.2F3.2F27_AMD_releases_C32.2FRS56x0.2FSB5100_coreboot_support_on_H8SCM_platform|AMD releases C32/RS56x0/SB5100 coreboot support on H8SCM platform]]
* '''2011/02/28:''' [[News#2011.2F2.2F28_AMD_blogs_about_coreboot|AMD blogs about coreboot]]
* '''2011/02/22:''' [[News#2011.2F2.2F22_Thinkpad_X60s_now_supported|Lenovo Thinkpad X60 supported]]
* '''2011/02/14:''' [[News#2011.2F2.2F14_AMD_submits_coreboot_support_for_AMD_Embedded_G-Series_Platforms|AMD submits coreboot support for AMD Embedded G-Series Platforms]]
* '''2010/12/18:''' [[News#2010.2F12.2F18_Intel_Poulsbo.2FSCH.2FAtom_and_iWave_iW-RainboW-G6_now_supported|Intel Poulsbo/SCH/Atom & iWave iW-RainboW-G6 support]]
* '''2010/12/13:''' [[News#2010.2F12.2F13_ASUS_M2N-E_now_supported|ASUS M2N-E support]]
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* '''2011/05/11-14:''' coreboot and [[Flashrom|flashrom]] booths at [http://www.linuxtag.org/ LinuxTag] in Berlin
* '''2011/05/11-14:''' coreboot and [[Flashrom|flashrom]] booths at [http://www.linuxtag.org/ LinuxTag] in Berlin
* [[GSoC|2011 Google Summer of Code]]
* [[GSoC|2011 Google Summer of Code]]
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Revision as of 18:52, 6 May 2011

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 what is called a payload.

With this separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic, coreboot can scale 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 230 different mainboards.

Is your PC / server / laptop / mainboard supported? Check out our Support page to find out.

coreboot now has a git mirror.

  • 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
  • Fast boot times (3 seconds to Linux console)
  • Supports many mainboards, chipsets, and payloads

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Find out more about coreboot.
Press | Logo | History | Screenshots/Videos | Contributors | Sponsors | Products | Vendors

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Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.
Development Guidelines | Developer Manual | Doxygen | Browse Source | GSoC | Flag Days | Testsystem

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Find out whether your hardware is already supported.
Supported Boards | Supported Chipsets | Board Status Pages | Build Status

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Related Tools
Tools and libraries related to coreboot.
Flashrom | Superiotool | Nvramtool | Buildrom | Mkelfimage | Inteltool | Msrtool | Ectool | Hardware tools | Abuild | SerialICE

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Getting Started
Download coreboot and get started.
Build HOWTO | Downloads | Documentation | QEMU | AMD SimNow | Build from Windows

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Learn how to contact us and find help and support.
FAQ | Mailinglist | IRC | Issue Tracker | Glossary | coreboot Options
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