Retroboot now named osboot

Leah Rowe

11 March 2021

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The old name was short for retrofitted boot firmware but most people though it meant only old hardware, which is not true! osboot supports modern hardware and has great ambitions to support everything from coreboot (and other project like it).

The new name osboot much more accurately suggests the main function of the software, which is precisely this: it initializes the hardware and boots your operating system.

That is an oversimplification of what osboot does, but the new name is much better. It is fairly generic but I’m confident that this will be OK. Afterall there are plenty more projects out there with generic names that are popular (linuxboot, anyone?)

osboot is still the same project, with the same goals as before.

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