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				<h2 id="announcing-aims-desktop-20201">Announcing AIMS Desktop 2020.1</h2>
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<p>The AIMS Desktop team is proud to announce AIMS Desktop 2020.1. This release is based on Debian 10, and through some careful planning, we&rsquo;re releasing it on the same day as the official Debian 10 release on Saturday, 5 July 2020.</p>
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<p>This site contains the <!-- raw HTML omitted -->download links<!-- raw HTML omitted -->, <!-- raw HTML omitted -->installation guide<!-- raw HTML omitted --> and other resources for AIMS Desktop. We plan to continually expand it.</p>
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<p>AIMS Desktop is a collection of software that allows you to do mathematics and science on your computer easily and efficiently. You need no exising software on your computer, AIMS Desktop installs an entire operating system that you can install standalone, or dual boot with Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS.</p>
<p>It is maintained by AIMS (The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), a pan-African network of centres of excellence enabling Africa’s talented students to become innovators driving the continent’s scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.</p>
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<p>AIMS Desktop is free for anyone to use for educational, non-profit or commercial purposes. (See: <!-- raw HTML omitted -->Software Licences<!-- raw HTML omitted --> for more information)</p>
<p>Refer to the <!-- raw HTML omitted -->installation guide<!-- raw HTML omitted --> for instructions how to get AIMS Desktop up and running.</p>
<h2 id="announcing-aims-desktop-20171">Announcing AIMS Desktop 2017.1</h2>
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<p>The AIMS Desktop team is proud to announce AIMS Desktop 2017.1. This release is based on Debian 9, and through some careful planning, we&rsquo;re releasing it on the same day as the official Debian 9 release on Saturday, 17 June 2017.</p>
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<p><img src="images/rc-install.jpg" alt="Students testing release candidate">
<!-- raw HTML omitted -->Students testing the release candidate at AIMS South Africa<!-- raw HTML omitted --></p>
<p>To see what&rsquo;s new and for a list of known issues, see the <!-- raw HTML omitted -->release announcement<!-- raw HTML omitted -->.</p>
<p>This site contains the <!-- raw HTML omitted -->download links<!-- raw HTML omitted -->, <!-- raw HTML omitted -->installation guide<!-- raw HTML omitted --> and other resources for AIMS Desktop. We plan to continually expand it.</p>
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<p>AIMS Desktop is a collection of software that allows you to do mathematics and science on your computer easily and efficiently. You need no exising software on your computer, AIMS Desktop installs an entire operating system that you can install standalone, or dual boot with Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS.</p>
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<p>It is maintained by AIMS (The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), a pan-African network of centres of excellence enabling Africa’s talented students to become innovators driving the continent’s scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.</p>
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<p>AIMS Desktop is free for anyone to use for educational, non-profit or commercial purposes. (See: <!-- raw HTML omitted -->Software Licences<!-- raw HTML omitted --> for more information)</p>
<p>Refer to the <!-- raw HTML omitted -->installation guide<!-- raw HTML omitted --> for instructions how to get AIMS Desktop up and running.</p>
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<h2 id="acknowledgements">Acknowledgements</h2>
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<p>The AIMS Desktop project is maintained by <!-- raw HTML omitted -->AIMS South Africa<!-- raw HTML omitted --> and
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<p><!-- raw HTML omitted --> <!-- raw HTML omitted --> <!-- raw HTML omitted --> Jan Groenewald <!-- raw HTML omitted -->
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Jan is the IT Manager at AIMS South Africa and have worked on various forms of AIMS Desktop since 2003.
He conducted the first deployment of desktops at AIMS using Debian Sarge
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to Sagemath upstream packaging. Jan maintains AIMS meta-packages and focusses on science software and
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Jonathan works part time at AIMS South Africa and maintains the PPA infrastructure, build scripts,
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<p>AIMS Desktop is built on the shoulders of giants. Here are only some of the projects that it is built on:</p>
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