August 23, 2008

Debian project preferred BioPuppy Linux for Bioinformatics

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 8:30 am by asprakash

Last May 15th I released the BioPuppy Linux OS beta version for public. There are lots of interested people include students, staffs, research scholars, Linux enthusiasts and others from various Universities and companies from all over the world downloading BioPuppy and there are trying utilize the features of BioPuppy now. I am sure BioPuppy have a very good futures in open source world and I hope I can provide a better OS for biology through BioPuppy.

Good News for BioPuppy

BioPuppy Linux is now encouraged by one of the Debian project called Debian-Med. The Debian-Med project presents packages that are associated with medicine, pre-clinical research, and life science. Its developments are mostly focused on three areas for the moment: medical practice, imaging and bioinformatics.

Debian-Med project now preferred BioPuppy to add all the debian Bioinformatics packages into BioPuppy Linux. For more details about Debian-Med project,

This is one of the great achievement to the BioPuppy Linux contributors and for my work. I am really happy about it and I feel this is a kind of recognition to my work from the world. Coz I did not get any recognition from my native area. I am not going to bother about it. I hope I will continue with the same intention and will provide better contribution. The whole credit goes to Puppy Linux. Special thanks to Mr.Barry Kauler encouraged me in this project and supporting all the community members.

Now, I am looking contributors for biopuppy Linux project from bioinformatics area. Those who are interested to contribute for BioPuppy project, please contact me in off line. BioPuppy link is,
My old thread about BioPuppy,

Prakash. A S,

Team BioPuppy.

May 14, 2008

New born BioPuppy Linux beta version released!

Posted in bioinormatics, General, Linux, Open Source tagged , , , , , at 3:36 pm by asprakash

I gladly inform you that, our first version of BioPuppy Linux is out, now. You can download it from

What is BioPuppy Linux

BioPuppy is an electronic workbench for bio-informatics and computational biology. It has been designed to meet the needs of beginners. BioPuppy is available as a live CD cum installation CD [and in USB Pen drive] and containing all the required software to boot the computer with ready to use bio-informatics tools. BioPuppy is based of the Puppy Linux. The another objective of this BioPuppy is small in size. Our estimated size of BioPuppy is ~150MB.

More about BioPuppy

BioPuppy contains all the tools available in the basic puppy linux and bioinformatics tools. It provides both standard and cutting edge bioinformatics software tools on a Linux base. It is powerful, configurable and easy to maintain. It has been customized for ease of use and provides an ideal system for scientists handling and analyzing biological data. The Biopuppy is a light weight version of bio OS. Bioinformatics-related customizations include a large number of bioinformatics programs and programming libraries, the addition of graphical menus for much of the bioinformatics software, and links from the desktop to key documentation and applications. The system also includes a comprehensive, categorized and searchable documentation system for bioinformatics software.

Features of BioPuppy

* More user friendly and easy to use for those new to Linux.

* Contains all the necessary Bioinformatics tools. Check the Biology tools already included in BioPuppy.

* BioPuppy will boot from a minimum PC/Laptop with 586Mhz CPU and 32Mb RAM

* Easy to install in Hard disk, USB Pen drive and Compact Flash (CF) cards. No fear on installation for those new to Linux.

* Very small in size (~180MB). But it has everything.

* BioPuppy can run your operating system, programs and store your data on the same CD-RW/Pen drive/Hard disk

* BioPuppy contains extensive help files for ALL its programs and Bioinformatcis tools with screen shot.

* Can easily update new version.

* Bring all your programs, tools, moves, songs with light weight BioPuppy Linux in a single USB Pen drive.

Biology softwares included

Sequence Analysis Tools :: Sim-4, Tigr-Glimmer 2, Genewise, Muscle, Sigma, HMMER, Clustal-W and mafft

Structure Prediction Tools :: mfold, gibbs

Protein Structure Analysis Tools :: Garlic,Rasmol

Phylogenetic Analysis tools :: Fast DNA, Phylip, Phylodraw

Protein Modeling :: Modeller

Docking :: MGL Tools (Autodock tools, Python Molecular Viewer (PMV), Vision)

System Biology :: Copasi

On-line tools :: BLAST,EMBOSS

For more please visit

Your contributions are almost welcome!…

Some screen shots

May 8, 2008

How developers/companies are earning money from Open Source environment?

Posted in Entrepreneurship, General, Open Source tagged , , at 4:05 am by asprakash

A Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) need not a free of cost. We can earn money in some ways from Open Source softwares by directly and indirectly.

* Hope you know, we dont have any official supports for Open Source softwares. Take a OS s/w; Sale it with free of cost for your customer. When they want support, you just charge some money.
* One important drawback in OS is, no ready made development environment and taking more time duration for setting up a environment. if you will do every thing in a single package, then you can earn more money from OS. For example, still we dont have any ready made working environment for embedded linux. We have to install more tools and need to configure lot of things. Its an nightmare for developers. If you possible to collect all the tools, configure it and ready for sale, you can earn more money, I m sure.
* You can also earn money by teaching OS tools and softwares, like provide training.
* You can also earn money by providing installation setup/supports for an company/organizations. CDAC is d example in this case. They are doing this business for all the government org from BOSS linux.
* My-sql is an open source DB. Recently, Mr.Brain [Owner of mq-sql]sale his OS project MY-AQL to another company for some millions. But it took around 6 years for earn this money from his open source project.
* Sale a OS operating system CD/DVD is an good business and more…

Why the companies are starting a OS software

You may ask this question, definitely. Now we can see why a company/developer start an OS project.
* You will get more contributions from community. So that your product will be stable soon.
* Get more contribution from community. You no need to recruit more people for this project.
* Google encourage more OS activities like Google SOC and this is the best example company for earning more money from OS by directly and indirectly.
* Intel have a big OS community. So that they are getting contributions for writing drivers for their processors. They have lots of other OS projects too,
* NOKIA, have a OS community. Initially they started with couple of OS projects. Now they have more than 25 projects in a short period. Through this OS activity, they are getting more contributions for their application development and others. visit
* {After NOVELL earned more bad issues from communities, once tied with Microsoft} Now AMD supports OpenSUSE project,
* nVidia have a OS community and they are getting more contributions for writing drivers for their devices.
* There are lots of companies are having OS activities. Coz, they are getting credits indirectly, compare with what they are earning money by directly.

* For more details about Open Source business plan refer this link,