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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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    Project admins: [Photo] Steve Moss
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    Module name: bio-linux-tutorial
    Latest release is 8.0.7
    View: [Release Notes & Changelog]
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    Module name: bio-linux-iso
    Latest release is 8.0.8
    View: [Release Notes & Changelog]
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    Module name: bio-linux-ova
    Latest release is 8.0.7
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    Bio-Linux 8.0.8
    Submitted by Tony Travis; posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2017


    Release notes:

    The Bio-Linux 8.0.8 point release contains an updated Linux kernel to improve support for modern WiFi chipsets in particular and all the packages have been updated. This release is mainly intended to improve the use of Bio-Linux on a USB-stick or DVD. However, the 8.0.8 release also has "mdadm" pre-installed to make installation and rescue of Bio-Linux instances on "md" RAID simpler.

    PLEASE NOTE: Bio-Linux 8.0.7 instances installed to hard disk do NOT need to be updated using the Bio-Linux 8.0.8 point release. Bio-Linux is normally configured for unattended upgrades of core packages and will be upgraded automatically in situ. A manual update will be necessary to upgrade ALL packages installed:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt full-upgrade


    The Bio-Linux 8.0.8 point release was created using Tim Booth's "build-bio-linux" scripts updated and modified by Will McCaffery and Tony Travis:
    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 5 beta ISO news
    Submitted by ; posted on Friday, August 22, 2008

    The Bio-Linux 5 beta ISO has been removed, as testing has moved into a new phase and the beta is deprecated.

    News about further beta images will be posted when available.
    Bio-Linux 5 beta testing is now open
    Submitted by ; posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2008

    A BETA version is now available for download from the NEBC website [1] which contains most of the packages in our the regular repository and some customisations. This version is not intended for regular use or as a replacement for your current Bio-Linux installation, but if you do have a spare machine which you are happy to reinstall it then I would appreciate your comments.

    All feedback and suggestions would be welcomed but in particular I would like to hear of:
    • Runtime issues with Bio-Linux software packages
    • Customisation suggestions (graphics and branding)
    • General comments on Gnome and Ubuntu
    Please feedback through the NEBC helpdesk [helpdesk[at]], not the mailing list

    Thanks in advance.

    md5sum : 2da58f1779dcf23ee437a255d54a70e8
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    Dr Stewart Houten, Bio-Linux Developer
    NEBC, CEH, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SR
    Bio-Linux Live DVD released
    Submitted by ; 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 ; 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 ; 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 ; 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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