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date: 2017-06-05T15:08:11+02:00
title: Download
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<b>Download location</b>

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Download the current release: <a href="../iso/aims-desktop-2022.1-20210901-amd64.iso">aims-desktop-2022.1-20210901-amd64.iso</a>
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This download is about 4GB large. If you have data limits on your current connection,
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please take that into consideration before downloading.

<b>Validating the image</b>

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SHA256 Checksum: `bd28656a6ace18585f996870225a4e9dc4890afc83fed1fbc135778c4b507c05`
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The checksum above is a SHA256 sum that you can verify in Linux or OSX using the following command on the iso file, for example:

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```none
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user@localhost$ sha256sum aims-desktop-2022.1-20210901-amd64.iso
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```

If the checksum matches the sha256 checksum above, then your local file is undamaged.
There is also a command line sha256 tool for Microsoft Windows, which can be downloaded
<a href="http://www.labtestproject.com/files/win/sha256sum/sha256sum.exe">here.</a>

{{< note title="What's next?" >}}
Once you've downloaded the file above, you can proceed to the <a href="/getting-started">Getting Started</a> section that will guide you through the installation process.
{{< /note >}}

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## Mirrors

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We'll get the latest release updated on mirrors ASAP.

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Mirrors are sites that keep a copy of our download location so that local users can download it much faster. Choosing a mirror closest to you should result in the fastest download times.

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<li><img src="../images/flags/flag_de_18.png" /> Germany - <a href="/iso/"> Primary international download site</a></li>
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<li><img src="../images/flags/flag_sa_18.png" /> South Africa - <a href="http://ftp.sun.ac.za/ftp/iso-images/aims/"> Stellenbosch University</a></li>
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If you have bandwidth to spare and would like to host a copy of AIMS Desktop, you can sync via `
rsync://desktop.aims.ac.za/aims-desktop-iso/` and  <a href="mailto:help@aims.ac.za">email us</a> a link and we'll add it to this page.
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