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* '''2009/01/10:''' [[News#2009.2F01.2F10_coreboot_and_SeaBIOS_starts_Windows_7|Windows 7 boots]]
* '''2008/12/15:''' [[News#2008.2F12.2F15_ASUS_P2B-DS_now_supported|ASUS P2B-DS support]]
* '''2008/12/15:''' [[News#2008.2F12.2F15_ASUS_P2B-DS_now_supported|ASUS P2B-DS support]]
* '''2008/12/09:''' [[News#2008.2F12.2F09_AMD_Pistachio_now_supported|AMD Pistachio support]]
* '''2008/12/09:''' [[News#2008.2F12.2F09_AMD_Pistachio_now_supported|AMD Pistachio support]]
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* '''2008/10/30:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F30_LiPPERT_Cool_SpaceRunner-LX_now_supported|LiPPERT Cool SpaceRunner LX support]]
* '''2008/10/30:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F30_LiPPERT_Cool_SpaceRunner-LX_now_supported|LiPPERT Cool SpaceRunner LX support]]
* '''2008/10/28:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F28_Intel_945.2C_ICH7.2C_Core_Duo.2FCore_2_Duo.2C_and_Kontron_986LCD-M.2FmITX_now_supported|Intel i945/ICH7, Core Duo, Kontron 986LCD-M support]]
* '''2008/10/28:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F28_Intel_945.2C_ICH7.2C_Core_Duo.2FCore_2_Duo.2C_and_Kontron_986LCD-M.2FmITX_now_supported|Intel i945/ICH7, Core Duo, Kontron 986LCD-M support]]
* '''2008/10/27:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F27_MSI_MS-6147_now_supported|MSI MS-6147 support]]
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* '''2009/02/20-22:''' [[News#2008.2F12.2F10_coreboot_at_SCALE_7x|coreboot @ SCALE 7x]]
* '''2009/02/20-22:''' [[News#2008.2F12.2F10_coreboot_at_SCALE_7x|coreboot @ SCALE 7x]]
* '''2008/12/27-30:''' [[News#2008.2F10.2F19_coreboot_at_25C3_in_Berlin.2C_Germany|coreboot @ 25C3]] in Berlin
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Revision as of 17:11, 11 January 2009

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.

We currently support ca. 200 different mainboards (v3: 16, v2: 120, v1: 64, some duplicates included).

  • 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 | 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


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