Posted Jun 29, 2012 4:13 UTC (Fri) by proski
Parent article: GRUB 2.00 released
Congratulations to the GRUB team! GNU GRUB is a fascinating project. It's like a little operation system with its kernel, libraries, command line utilities and a GUI.
I discovered GRUB in 1998 and I was amazed by its ability to read filesystems and find the kernel. Another bootloader, LILO was commonly used those days and it used a more fragile way to load kernel. A patch for GRUB fixing i386 (the real 80386 CPU) support was one of my first serious contributions to free software.
GRUB 2 is a different beast. It was rewritten from scratch. It's much more capable. And it's a fascinating project too!
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