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XTIDE Universal BIOS Alternatives

XTIDE Universal BIOS is described as 'makes it possible to use modern large ATA hard disks or Compact Flash cards on old PC's. You can then enjoy quiet or noiseless drives with more capacity than you'll ever need for old computers' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are five alternatives to XTIDE Universal BIOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Haiku, Android and Chrome OS. The best alternative is coreboot, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XTIDE Universal BIOS are Libreboot, Das U-Boot, SeaBios and petitboot.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

XTIDE Universal BIOS makes it possible to use modern large ATA hard disks or Compact Flash cards on old PC's. You can...

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    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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    Libreboot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    Das U-Boot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD

    The "Universal Bootloader" ("Das U-Boot"), commonly shortened to U-Boot, is an open source primary bootloader for embedded systems.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableDas U-Boot is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  4. SeaBios

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    SeaBIOS is an open source implementation of a 16bit X86 BIOS. SeaBIOS can run in an emulator or it can run natively on X86 hardware with the use of coreboot.

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    petitboot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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