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Bio-Linux

Last Update: 2019-09-20 07:01 UTC


Bio-Linux is a full-featured, powerful, configurable and easy-to-maintain bioinformatics workstation. Bio-Linux provides more than 500 bioinformatics programs on an Ubuntu 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. Bio-Linux packages that handle new generation sequence data types can also be installed.

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 2 review(s).


Bio-Linux Summary
Distribution Bio-Linux
Home Page http://environmentalomics.org/bio-linux/
Mailing Lists http://nebc.nerc.ac.uk/about-us/mailing-lists
User Forums --
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Documentation http://nebc.nerc.ac.uk/nebc/tools/bio-linux/userguide
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Download Mirrors http://environmentalomics.org/bio-linux-download/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2015-01-09: Distribution Release: Bio-Linux 8.0.5
 • 2014-07-30: Distribution Release: Bio-Linux 8.0.2
 • 2012-11-21: Distribution Release: Bio-Linux 7.0.3
 • More Bio-Linux releases...

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Feature 8.0.8 7.0.9 6.0.29
Release Date 2017-09-06 2014-01-16 2012-03-14
End Of Life 2019-04    
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 3700-3800    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Unity Unity GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd Upstart Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 8.0.8 7.0.9 6.0.29
Package 8.0.8 7.0.9 6.0.29
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.22
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- 8.723
bash (5.0) 4.3 4.2 4.1
bind (9.15.4) -- -- --
chromium (77.0.3865.120) -- -- --
cups (2.3.0) 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.11
firefox (69.0.3) 55.0.2 26.0 10.0.2
freetype (2.10.1) 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.3.11
gcc (9.2.0) 4.8.2 4.6.3 4.4.3
gimp (2.10.12) 2.8.10 2.6.12 --
glibc (2.30) 2.19 2.15 2.11.1
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- 1.10.1
grub (2.04) 2.02beta2 1.99 1.98
gtk (3.24.12) 3.10.8 3.4.2 2.20.1
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.7 2.2.22 2.2.14
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.08.2) -- -- --
kmod (26) 15 -- --
krita (4.2.7.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.2) 4.2.8 3.5.7 3.2.0
linux (5.3.6) 4.4 3.5 2.6.32
Package 8.0.8 7.0.9 6.0.29
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.8) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.8.1 -- --
mesa (19.2.1) 11.2.0 9.0.3 7.7.1
mysql (8.0.18) 5.5.57 5.5.34 5.1.41
nautilus (3.34.1) 3.10.1 3.4.2 2.30.1
NVIDIA (435.21) -- -- 195.36.24
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (13) 7u151 7u25 6b20
openssh (8.1p1) 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.3p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8k
perl (5.30.0) 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1
php (7.3.10) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- --
postgresql (12.0) 9.3.18 9.1.11 8.4.11
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.5
qt (5.13.1) 5.2.1 4.8.1 4.6.2
samba (4.11.0) 4.3.11 3.6.3 3.4.7
systemd (243) 204 -- --
thunderbird (68.1.2) 52.2.1 24.2.0 --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.3 7.2
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.7.6

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Version: 8.0.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-01
Votes: 4


Ideal distro for researchers that need to perform bioinformatic tasks


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Version: 8.0.5
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-01-28
Votes: 1


Best open source distribution for start up bioinformatic students to advance


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