Info about Bio-Linux 7
Bio-Linux 7 - Released November 2012
Your free, personal bioinformatics workstation - install it or run it live
If you use Bio-Linux in your work, please reference:
Bio-Linux 7 is a fully featured, powerful, configurable and easy to maintain bioinformatics workstation. Bio-Linux provides more than 500 bioinformatics programs on an Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS base. There is a graphical menu for bioinformatics programs, as well as easy access to the Bio-Linux bioinformatics documentation system and sample data useful for testing programs.
You can install Bio-Linux on your machine, either as the only operating system, or as part of a dual-boot setup which allows you to use your current system and Bio-Linux on the same hardware.
Bio-Linux also runs Live from the DVD or a USB stick. This runs in the memory of your machine and does not involve installing anything. This is a great, no-hassle way to try out Bio-Linux, demonstrate or teach with it, or to work with when you are on the move.
Bio-Linux is built on open source systems and software, and so is free to to install and use. See What's new on Bio-Linux 7. Also, check out the 2006 paper on Bio-Linux and open source systems for biologists.
If you are already a Bio-Linux 6 user, you can upgrade your Bio-Linux without re-installing.
You can set up the system in various configurations depending on your needs.
You can submit feedback or ideas for Bio-Linux using our feedback form.
You can join a mailing list for Bio-Linux announcements, discussion or to participate at a development level.
Bio-Linux for Cloud Computing
You can now run a Bio-Linux system on Amazon EC2 or other cloud computing architectures by using CloudBioLinux. This is a community project with involvement from NEBC developers as well as the JCVI, Harvard School of Public Health and other community members.