Bootchart Alternatives

    Bootchart is described as 'tool for performance analysd visualization of the GNU/Linux boot process. It shows your boot behaviour including login as a PNG graphic and lets your analize possible bottlenecks'. There are four alternatives to Bootchart for Linux and Windows. The best alternative is systemd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bootchart are systemE (Free, Open Source), BootVis (Free) and BootLogXP (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 10, 2020

    1. systemd is a replacement for the init daemon for Linux (either System V or BSD-style). It is intended to provide a better framework for expressing services' dependencies, allow more work to be done concurrently at system startup, and to reduce shell overhead.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Using the tooling in this repo, I am able to boot from linux to sinit as PID1, and from there to Emacs acting as PID2 using --script mode, performing all typical rc.boot system initialization using Emacs lisp until we hit the getty.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      BootVis is a computer application that allows PC manufacturers to check how long a Windows XP machine takes to boot, and then to optimize the boot process, sometimes considerably reducing the time required.


      BootVis has been replaced with XbootMgr.

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      • Windows
      Boot Log XP is used to search for troubleshooting Windows boot-up problems in Windows XP. Boot Log XP creates the new boot log file and allows you to view it visually.
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