Bootsplash is a term for a graphical representation of the boot process of the operating system.
Bootsplash can be a simple visualisation of the scrolling boot messages in the console, but it can also present graphics or some combinations of both.
Linux boot screens
- Bootsplash – the first and original implementation of a Linux kernel bootsplash, superseded by Splashy
- Fbsplash - Gentoo implementation as bootsplash program
- Plymouth – the new graphical boot process for Fedora, replacing the aging Red Hat Graphical Boot
- Splashy – a graphical boot process designed to replace the aging Bootsplash program
- usplash – former bootsplash program used by Ubuntu
- XSplash – new splash program used by Ubuntu starting from 9.10