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Developer(s) Cody Russell, Ken VanDine
Stable release
0.8.5 / October 22, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-10-22)
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Type Bootsplash
License GNU GPL v3
Website launchpad.net/xsplash

XSplash is a software project in the Ubuntu community that uses the X Window System to replace the scrolling-text screens that appear while booting a Linux-based computer with a graphical splash screen.

XSplash replaced usplash (which uses the Linux framebuffer) in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), bringing Ubuntu closer to its goal of a 10-second boot time by version 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). The improved boot performance over usplash and other boot systems is achieved by prioritizing startup processes related to the X server, and by using a single X server throughout the boot process.[1]

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  1. ^ "Making a Splash". Netsplit.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 

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