Start Blast2GO by Java Web Start
Please select the max. amount of system memory (RAM) you allow JAVA to use to improve the performance of Blast2GO:
Java Web Start System Requirements:
The minimum requirement to run Blast2GO via Java Web Start is a working Java installation (version > 1.6) (on Win,Linux,Mac etc.). Please do not use the Java 1.8 Beta Version. Blast2GO on Windows 7 is not compatible with Java 7, use Java 1.6 in combination with Windows 7.
By Java Web Start Technology (TM) (which is included in JAVA) you will be provided with the latest Blast2GO update each time you start the application. If your browser hasn't been set up to run Java WebStart JNLP files, the link above will download a file called blast2go.jnlp. Some browsers will ask you what you want to do with the JNLP file (instead of automatically downloading it somewhere, or presenting it to you as text). If a dialog appears with “Open using application…” on it, use the javaws application to run your file (and check the box marked “Don't ask me again”):
Blast2GO Database Issues(does not apply to the PRO version)
To connect to the B2G database you (your computer settings, your personal firewall) and your institute (institutes firewall, providers network settings) has to permit outgoing tcp connections on port 3306. Normally outgoing connections of this type are always permitted unless you have a highly restrictive network policy.
Useful hints for Linux users:
On 64 bit Linux machines javaws is not available from Sun for the 64 bit bit jre package, so you need to install the generic JRE application.
Become a Blast2GO PRO User
Blast2GO PRO is a subscription-based service that gives you access to advanced Blast2GO features. By getting a Blast2GO PRO account you will be granted with a personal login to activate all PRO functions, thereby enjoying an enhanced application use within your trusted Blast2GO environment.
Key features of Blast2GO PRO:
5 good reasons to become a Blas2GO Pro user
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Start Blast2GO on MAC via Java Web Start:
On the first run of Blast2GO from the internet, Mac os may show a security message like the one in the image below. Go to the Apple menu, System Preferences..., Security & Privacy, Click the Lock to make changes and in the General tab under "Allow apps downloaded from:" check “Anywhere”.