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				<h1>AIMS Desktop 

				
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<h2 id="welcome-to-aims-desktop">Welcome to AIMS Desktop</h2>
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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: Software Licences for more information)</p>
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<p>We&rsquo;re planning to launch this site along with the AIMS Desktop 2017.1 release in June of 2017. In the meantime, you will likely find some missing content on this site.</p>
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<p>See the <a href="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started/">getting started guide</a> for instructions how to get
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<p>The AIMS Desktop project is maintained by <a href="https://aims.ac.za">AIMS South Africa</a> and
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<h3 id="meet-the-team">Meet the team.</h3>
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<p><span> <img style="float: left; padding-right: 10px;" src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/faces/pipedream.jpg" alt="Photo of Jan" /> <h3> Jan Groenewald </h3>
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Jan is the IT Manager at AIMS South Africa and have worked on various forms of AIMS Desktop since 2003.
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to Sagemath upstream packaging. Jan maintains AIMS meta-packages and focusses on science software and
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software used for academic purposes in the system.
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<p><span> <img style="float: left; padding-right: 10px;" src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/faces/highvoltage.jpg" alt="Photo of Jonathan" /> <h3> Jonathan Carter </h3>
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Jonathan works part time at AIMS South Africa and maintains the PPA infrastructure, build scripts,
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installer packages, this site and settings packages included in AIMS Desktop. Jonathan is currently
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a Debian Maintainer in the Debian project. <br /> <br />
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<p><span> <img style="relative; float: left; padding-right: 10px;" src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/faces/paddatrapper.jpg" alt="Photo of Kyle" /> <h3> Kyle Robertze </h3>
Kyle does intern work at AIMS and have worked on extensions to improve desktop usability, installer
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improvements and documentation. He&rsquo;s also a Debian contributor and maintains packages in the Debian archive. <br /><br />
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<h3 id="external-projects">External projects</h3>
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<p>AIMS Desktop is built on the shoulders of giants. Here are some of the projects that it is built on:</p>
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<li><a href="https://calamares.io/about/">Calamares</a></li>
<li><a href="https://debian.org">Debian project</a></li>
<li><a href="https://gnome.org">GNOME Desktop Environment</a></li>
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<li>&hellip; and many more</li>
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