Bootsplash

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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  • Bootsplash – the first and original implementation of a Linux kernel bootsplash, superseded by Splashy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