Alternatives to GRUB for all platforms with any license

  • rEFInd

    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

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  • Grub2Win

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • coreboot

    coreboot is an extended firmware platform that delivers a lightning fast and secure boot experience on modern computers and embedded systems.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Gag

    GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • gummiboot

    gummiboot is a simple UEFI boot manager which executes configured EFI images. The default entry is selected by a configured pattern (glob) or an on-screen menu. ...

    • Discontinued
      In May 2015, gummiboot was fully integrated into systemd to form its systemd-boot component that serves as a UEFI boot manager. Following this action, the source code repository of gummiboot was emptied out in July 2015. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gummiboot_(software)

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD

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  • rEFIt

    rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • BootIt Bare Metal

    BootIt Bare Metal is a boot manager and partition manager software utility. Whither you want to do non-destructive repartitioning or boot multiple operating systems...

    Commercial Windows

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