x86-bootloader VS Zero

Compare x86-bootloader vs Zero and see what are their differences.


A BIOS bootloader for bare-metal x86 programs, written in 8086 assembly (by Joshua-Riek)


64 bit bootloader for Cyjon operating system. (by CorruptedByCPU)
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x86-bootloader Zero
1 2
21 12
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0.0 0.0
11 months ago over 2 years ago
Assembly Assembly
GNU General Public License v3.0 only -
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Zero. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-09.
  • A piece of advice
    2 projects | /r/osdev | 9 Feb 2023
    Yeah, I had the same few years ago... https://github.com/CorruptedByCPU/Zero

What are some alternatives?

When comparing x86-bootloader and Zero you can also consider the following projects:

FutureDOS - A futuristic DOS

sjasmplus - Command-line cross-compiler of assembly language for Z80 CPU.

optromloader - IBM PC/Clone 8086+ floppy-loading of option roms.

Cyjon - A simple, clean code, multi-tasking kernel written in pure Assembly language for 64-bit processors from the AMD64 family.

Invaders - Invaders game in 512 bytes (boot sector)

crypticos - Obscure 256 Byte OS

x86-bootloader - 💻 A very simple x86 bootloader

BTAG - The Better Than Awful GRUB bootloader

x86-kernel - A hobby kernel developed from scratch using i8086 assembly

floppybird - Floppy Bird (OS)