Open Source EasyBCD Alternatives

    EasyBCD is described as 'Boot utility to easily tweak your Windows boot configuration and setup multi-boot systems'. There are more than 10 alternatives to EasyBCD for various platforms. The best alternative is Grub Customizer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like EasyBCD are rEFInd (Free, Open Source), Grub2Win (Free, Open Source), rEFIt (Free, Open Source) and Linux Loader (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 8, 2018

    • Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to EasyBCD.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      Grub Customizer customizes Grub and EasyBCD changes windows
      Negative comment about 2 years ago 5 users agree and 3 don't

      is for linux, easy bcd is for windows
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago 5 users agree and 7 don't

      It can REALLY rescue you, when you have NO access to Windows & it's bootloader.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago 2 users agree and 2 don't

    • rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      the name grub makes it ok to me
      Positive comment over 2 years ago 3 users agree and 2 don't

    • rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs.

      Discontinued

      rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013. The author suggested to check out rEFInd , a fork of the original program.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained. Last version, released on 18 October 2010, can be still downloaded from Google Code.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Yaboot is a PowerPC bootloader for Open Firmware based machines including New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries and IBM OpenPower machines.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Written in C++ and licensed under GNU GPL, XOSL (eXtended Operating System Loader) is a user-friendly, window-based graphical boot manager handling large disks and over 30...

      Discontinued

      Since XOSL is no longer maintained, but still usable, a modified version has stemmed form the original one: see https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl2/

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Chimera is a Hackintosh bootloader that merges the best features from various branches of Chameleon bootloader, into a new branch based on the latest Chameleon 2.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac