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GRUB Alternatives

GRUB is described as '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' and is a very popular Boot Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GRUB for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is rEFInd - Boot Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GRUB are MSConfig, coreboot, Libreboot and Grub2Win.

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  • Mac
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GNU GRUB is a multiboot boot loader. It was derived from GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, which was originally designed...

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  1. rEFInd - Boot Manager icon

    rEFInd - Boot Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI).

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    MSConfig

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    MSConfig, or Microsoft System Configuration Utility, is a utility to troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows startup process.

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  3. coreboot icon

    coreboot

    • 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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  4. Libreboot icon

    Libreboot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Like coreboot, libreboot is boot firmware intended as a free 'BIOS' replacement for your computer.

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  5. Grub2Win icon

    Grub2Win

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR.

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  6. GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB icon

    GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB

    • 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.

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    Visual BCD Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    Linux Loader

    • 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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  9. Gag

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 system you want to use.

    Discontinued

    The latest version (4.10) is from 2008.

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    gummiboot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD

    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)

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