Thanks to everyone who has emailed me directly or responded via this
newsgroup regarding this issue of Linux and bioinformatics. I wasn't
expecting so many people to take such a deep interest in this subject, and
it has been interesting to watch the posts fly back and forth. At times
this seems to have sparked off some lively debate!
I guess my initial question was posted to find out whether people *are*
doing bioinformatics using Linux (on PCs) and the answer is yes. Whether
that is the best solution for our particular group remains to be seen (I don't
think we quite have enough space in our lab for 20 or so PCs!).
However, at least we know now that should we pursue a Linux/PC
solution then there are others out there who may be able to help us with
~ Keith Bradnam - Developer, Arabidopsis Genome Resource (AGR)
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