[BiO BB] doubt!!!

Dr. Christoph Gille christoph.gille at charite.de
Thu Aug 18 11:07:55 EDT 2005

Most Bioinformatics software is developed
with the GNU tools like GNU C++ and GCC

If you are working usually with Windows I would not recommend to change
entirely to Linux but to install Cygwin.

If you have Mac you can install Xcode.

Also have a look at
which facilitates the installation and usage of many Bioinformatic
tools under  all OS including Windows.

Also check bioknoppix

Advantages of Linux: stable, multitasking, compatibility, comfortable
software installation, and sufficient performance even under less powerful

Disadvantage: Difficult installation of special hardware like 3d acceleration

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