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Bio-Linux 8 – Released July 2014

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Bio-Linux 8 – Released July 2014

About Bio-Linux:

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, providing around 50 graphical applications and several hundred command line tools. The Galaxy environment for browser-based data analysis and workflow construction is also incorporated in Bio-Linux 8.

Bio-Linux 8 represents the continued commitment of NERC to maintain the platform, and comes with many updated and additional tools and libraries. With this release we support pre-prepared VM images for use with VirtualBox, VMWare or Parallels. Virtualised Bio-Linux will power the EOS Cloud, which is in development for launch in 2015.

You can install Bio-Linux on your machine, either as the only operating system, or as part of a dual-boot set-up which allows you to use your current system and Bio-Linux on the same hardware.

Bio-Linux can also run Live from a 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 it 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 8. Also, check out the 2006 paper on Bio-Linux and open source systems for biologists.

Great news if you are handling biological data!

Not to mention being a good example of multiple delivery methods, you can use Bio-Linux 8 as your OS, run it from a VM, DVD or USB stick.

How is your software delivered?

Bio-Linux 7 – Released November 2012

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Bio-Linux 7 – Released November 2012

From the webpage:

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. 

Bio-Linux 7 adds many improvements over previous versions, including the Galaxy analysis environment.  There are also various packages to handle new generation sequence data types.

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.

Useful for exploring bioinformatics tools for Ubuntu.

But useful as well for considering how those tools could be used in data/text mining for other domains.

Not to mention the packaging for installation to DVD or USB stick.

Are there any topic map engines that are setup for burning to DVD or USB stick?

Packaging them that way with more than a minimal set of maps and/or data sets might be a useful avenue to explore.