Chimera Alternatives

    Chimera is described as 'Hackintosh bootloader that merges the best features from various branches of Chameleon bootloader, into a new branch based on the latest Chameleon 2.0 RC5 trunk version. It is designed for maximum compatibility across platforms' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Chimera for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Solaris. The best alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Chimera are EasyBCD (Free Personal), Grub2Win (Free, Open Source), coreboot (Free, Open Source) and Grub Customizer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 1, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      • OpenSolaris
      GNU GRUB is a multiboot boot loader. It was derived from GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, which was originally designed and implemented by Erich Stefan Boleyn.
    1. EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies multiple award-winning answer to tweaking Windows bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible, e.g. to boot a Win7-VHD-image.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR. Grub2Win installs to Windows 8, Windows 7, XP, 2000 or Vista. It boots native, open source GNU grub version 2.00 code. Everything is contained in one 7 MB directory on your Windows C: drive.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a free software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS firmware found in most computers with a lightweight system designed to perform only the minimum of tasks necessary to load and run a modern 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
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    2. Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.
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    3. Visual BCD Editor - advanced GUI version of bcdedit utility. Automatic boot loader creation - Windows 7|Vista|XP|VHD. Fix boot manager and dual boot problems.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Like coreboot, libreboot is boot firmware intended as a free 'BIOS' replacement for your computer. 'Libre' means 'liberty'. Libreboot is not a reboot library!
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      EFI/UEFI boot option management EasyUEFI owns comprehensive EFI/UEFI boot option management functions, such as create, delete, edit, clean up, backup and restore EFI/UEFI boot options, specifies an one-time boot entry for the next restart, or change EFI/UEFI boot order, all...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GRUB for DOS is the dos extension of GRUB. It enables dos users to run the configuration console directly in real mode. The project also contains an utility called WINGRUB, an GUI intends to help configuring and installing GRUB in the WINDOWS environment.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The development of LILO as classic bootloader for GNU/Linux systems was restarted in June 2010. Because of the simpleness LILO has some advantages comparing with Grub and Grub2. But nowadays LILO is not the bootloader for all situations. But LILO is longtime proved and stable.
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