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1.3 The target operating systems

This specification is targeted toward free 32-bit operating systems that can be fairly easily modified to support the specification without going through lots of bureaucratic rigmarole. The particular free operating systems that this specification is being primarily designed for are Linux, the kernels of FreeBSD and NetBSD, Mach, and VSTa. It is hoped that other emerging free operating systems will adopt it from the start, and thus immediately be able to take advantage of existing boot loaders. It would be nice if proprietary operating system vendors eventually adopted this specification as well, but that’s probably a pipe dream.