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We've compiled a list of 16 free and paid alternatives to Extended Operating System Loader. The primary competitors include GRUB, EasyBCD. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Extended Operating System Loader and Grub2Win, Grub Customizer, GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB. Also you can look at other similar options here: OS and Utilities.

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Extended Operating System Loader Overview

Written in C++ and licensed under GNU GPL, XOSL (eXtended Operating System Loader) is a user-friendly, window-based graphical boot manager handling large disks and over 30 different operating systems.

Some features...
- customizable GUI with a resolution of up to 1600x1200 (includes a font converter)
- mouse and keyboard support; hotkeys
- password protected boot and settings
- restart/reboot/shutdown
- partition hiding for MS file systems
- auto boot with timeout & last booted OS option
- boots MBR on any drive
- runs Ranish Partition Manager 2.38 beta 1.91 (no need of OS)
- IDE CD-ROM boot (with Smart Boot Manager only)
- MBR overwrite protection

SourceForge repository at:

Since XOSL is no longer maintained, a modified version has stemmed form the original one (see

Extended Operating System Loader Platforms

Windows Linux Mac

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multi-boot dual-boot multiboot mbr boot-menu boot-manager boot Discontinued

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