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XOSL.org: GPLed Graphical MultiOS bootloader

Apr 19, 2000, 18:43 (13 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Zhiwen Chong for this link. ]

"Extended Operating System Loader (XOSL) is the world's only full-featured free boot manager with a real, easy-to-use and full-blown graphical user interface."

"XOSL comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Obtain your copy of XOSL, its source code and the manual at the download area."

From the Features page:

"Look & Feel

  • User-friendly Graphical User Interface
  • Full windowing system with mouse and keyboard support
  • Resolutions up to 1600x1200
  • Configurable mouse speed
  • A set of color schemes
  • Several color adjustment options
  • Password protected boot configuration and settings
  • Restart/Reboot/Shutdown"

"Booting Features

  • Up to 24 boot items
  • Microsoft file system partition hiding support
  • Storing additional keys before booting
  • Activate partitions (one per system or one per HD)
  • Automatic booting (with timeout)
  • Auto boot last operating system
  • Password protection per boot item
  • Boot master boot record on any drive
  • Boot DOS/Windows 9x on any drive
  • Hotkey per boot item
  • Support for hard disks larger than 8Gb
  • [XOSL 1.1.1] Coexist with virtually any other boot manager (boot original master boot record)
  • [XOSL 1.1.2] Run Ranish Partition Manager 2.38 beta 1.91 from XOSL, without first booting an OS
  • [XOSL 1.1.2] Master boot record virus protection"

More on www.xosl.org