FreeBSD Users Embark Upon Effort to Promote Bio-Friendly Open Source Operating System | GenomeWeb

With hopes of bringing together FreeBSD users in bioscientific fields, Johann Visagie of Electric Genetics has set up a mailing list for those interested in working toward a more “bio-friendly” free Unix.

FreeBSD, a version of the original BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) Unix created by the University of California, has made its mark as an industrial web server platform — it powers Yahoo! among over 2,400 other websites — but hasn’t yet found its way into many bioinformatics departments.

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