Have you ever wished that you computer would boot faster? Ever wondered what all that stuff was that happened before the login appeared? Want to get rid of the proprietary FIRMWARE in your BIOS? Well then you want to know more about LinuxBIOS.
LinuxBIOS is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) you can find in most of today's computers.
It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called payload, for example a Linux kernel, FILO, GRUB2, OpenBIOS, Open Firmware, SmartFirmware, GNUFI (UEFI), Etherboot, ADLO (for booting Windows and OpenBSD), Plan 9, or memtest86.