PLoP Boot Manager Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to PLoP Boot Manager for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to PLoP Boot Manager and nine of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to PLoP Boot Manager are rEFInd - Boot Manager (Free, Open Source), GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB (Free, Open Source), Gag (Free, Open Source) and rEFIt (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 8, 2019

      • 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.
      Most users think GRUB is a great alternative to PLoP 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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      • 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
      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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.

      Discontinued

      rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013.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



      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      Burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/FreeBSD, etc.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained.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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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 2.0 RC5 trunk version. It is designed for maximum compatibility across platforms.
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    1. 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 different operating systems. Some features...

      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/

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      • FreeProprietary
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      Partita 2000 is a tiny boot manager with a Y2K patch for old BIOSes. It features a timed autoboot and can automatically change partition type to hidden for selected partitions when loading a given OS.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website, in the Early Work section.

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