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Bio-Linux: Linux for Biologists - Summary

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Bio-Linux is a bioinformatics-centred distrubution based on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Currently at version 8, it provides standard and cutting edge bioinformatics tools including backports of packages from from Debian Med. The system is particularly suited to be

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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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