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  • Bio-Linux: Linux for Biologists - Summary

    All categories :: bioinformatics software development :: Bio-Linux: Linux for Biologists

    Bio-Linux 8 is a powerful, free bioinformatics workstation platform that can be installed on anything from a laptop to a large server, or run as a virtual machine. Bio-Linux 8 adds more than 250 bioinformatics packages to an Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS base.

    License: GNU General Public License

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    Bio-Linux mailing list moving back to
    Submitted by Tim Booth; posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015

    In preparation for the next phase of the Bio-Linux project, the mailing lists will be hosted on once again.

    Please join "bio-linux-list" to discuss all aspects of installing or using the system, or join the developers discussion at "bio-linux-devel".

    Post by Tim Booth on 10th Dec 2015
    Bio-Linux Live DVD released
    Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005

    NEBC (NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre, Oxford UK) have released Bio-Linux Live - a complete Bio-Linux release on DVD based on Knoppix.

    Bio-Linux Live is a great solution for working at home or anywhere you don't have access to bioinformatics applications like those on a Bio-Linux machine. It emulates the look and feel of working on a full Bio-Linux system without requiring installation.

    For full details and to download the ISO please visit:
    Bio-Linux 4.0 released
    Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 (2 comments)

    Bio-Linux 4.0 is released!

    After intensive testing Bio-Linux 4.0 is released. If you are interested in a Debian based bioinformatics workstation contact the EGTDC for an installtion of Bio-Linux! You can contact the EGTDC helpdesk at helpdesk[at]
    Bio-Linux 4.0 in development
    Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Thursday, October 21, 2004

    Bio-Linux 4 is currently in development with a December release date. It is based on Debian 3.1 and KDE3.3/Gnome2.8 with a kernel. All the bioinformatics software has been installed as Debian packages and we will release an apt repository after the system has been released for the packages on the system.
    Bio-Linux on
    Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 (1 comment)

    The Bio-Linux files hosted on are for researchers external to the NERC Environmental Genomics Thematic Programme who wish to install the system.

    If you are looking for background information on Bio-Linux, this is available from the EG Data Centre website :
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