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    gummiboot is described as 'simple UEFI boot manager which executes configured EFI images. The default entry is selected by a configured pattern (glob) or an on-screen menu' and is a Boot Manager in the os & utilities category. There are seven alternatives to gummiboot for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Solaris. The best alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like gummiboot are rEFInd - Boot Manager, coreboot, Libreboot and Clover EFI bootloader.

    This page was last updated Feb 20, 2019
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    gummiboot is a simple UEFI boot manager which executes configured EFI images. The default entry is selected by a configured...
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      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.
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      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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      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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      Like coreboot, libreboot is boot firmware intended as a free 'BIOS' replacement for your computer.
    1. This is EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader http://www.tianocore.org . To compile it needs to place Clover sources into edk2/ folder.


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      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 setups with Boot Camp. It also provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

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      rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013.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

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      Petitboot is a platform independent bootloader based on the Linux kexec warm reboot mechanism.
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