Bio-Linux 5.0 is a fully featured, powerful, configurable and easy to maintain bioinformatics workstation. Bio-Linux provides more than 500 bioinformatics programs on an Ubuntu Linux 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 also install Bio-Linux packages to handle new generation sequence data types.
You can set up the system in various configurations depending on your needs:
Open up a terminal and type the following: sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list Enter your user password. Scroll down and add the following lines: #Bio-Linux package repository deb http://nebc.nox.ac.uk/bio-linux/ unstable bio-linux to the end of the file. Save the file and close gedit. sudo apt-get install bio-linux-keyring sudo apt-get update