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Anton Borisov [http://www.h-online.com/open/The-Open-Source-BIOS-is-Ten-An-interview-with-the-coreboot-developers--/features/112353 interviewed the original developers] ([http://www.heise.de/open/Zehn-Jahre-LinuxBIOS-Coreboot--/artikel/121679 german version]) as the Open Source PC firmware celebrates '''ten years of activity'''!
 
Anton Borisov [http://www.h-online.com/open/The-Open-Source-BIOS-is-Ten-An-interview-with-the-coreboot-developers--/features/112353 interviewed the original developers] ([http://www.heise.de/open/Zehn-Jahre-LinuxBIOS-Coreboot--/artikel/121679 german version]) as the Open Source PC firmware celebrates '''ten years of activity'''!
 
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* '''2009/03/22:''' [[News#2009.2F03.2F22_coreboot_.40_FSF_LibrePlanet_2009|coreboot @ FSF LibrePlanet 2009]]
 
* '''2009/01/10:''' [[News#2009.2F01.2F10_coreboot_and_SeaBIOS_starts_Windows_7|Windows 7 boots]]
 
* '''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]]
 
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* '''2008/11/19:''' [[News#2008.2F11.2F19_LiPPERT_Cool_RoadRunner-LX_now_supported|LiPPERT Cool RoadRunner LX support]]
 
* '''2008/11/19:''' [[News#2008.2F11.2F19_LiPPERT_Cool_RoadRunner-LX_now_supported|LiPPERT Cool RoadRunner LX support]]
 
* '''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]]
 
 
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Revision as of 22:26, 23 March 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).


10 years!

Anton Borisov interviewed the original developers (german version) as the Open Source PC firmware celebrates ten years of activity!

  • 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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