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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes" ?>
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    <title>AIMS Desktop</title>
    <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/index.xml</link>
    <description>Recent content on AIMS Desktop</description>
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    <lastBuildDate>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:11:02 +0100</lastBuildDate>
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      <title>Tips and tricks</title>
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      <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started/</link>
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      <pubDate>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:11:02 +0100</pubDate>
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      <guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started/</guid>
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      <description></description>
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      <title>Configuration Guide</title>
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      <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/tips-tricks/</link>
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      <pubDate>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:56:50 +0100</pubDate>
      
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      <guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/tips-tricks/</guid>
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      <description>

&lt;h2 id=&#34;download-aims-desktop&#34;&gt;Download AIMS Desktop&lt;/h2&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&amp;hellip;&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;p&gt;Coming soon.&lt;/p&gt;
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      <title>Troubleshooting guide</title>
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      <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/troubleshooting/</link>
      <pubDate>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:56:50 +0100</pubDate>
      
      <guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/troubleshooting/</guid>
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      <description>

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&lt;h2 id=&#34;troubleshooting-guide&#34;&gt;Troubleshooting guide&lt;/h2&gt;
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</description>
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      <title>Roadmap</title>
      <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/roadmap/</link>
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      <pubDate>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:08:11 +0300</pubDate>
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      <guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/roadmap/</guid>
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      <description>

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&lt;p&gt;AIMS Desktop follows the Debian releases and we aim to release a new major version along with
every major Debian release. We also aim to release at least an updated version with the beginning
of the academic intakes at AIMS (which happens in January and August every year). Since Debian releases
aren&amp;rsquo;t entirely predictable, this means that there will typically be 3-4 AIMS Desktop releases during
a Debian release cycle depending on Debian&amp;rsquo;s release dates.&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;h2 id=&#34;2017-1-based-on-debian-9&#34;&gt;2017.1 (based on Debian 9)&lt;/h2&gt;
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&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;This is our first public, Debian-based release. In the past, AIMS Desktop was based on Ubuntu.
We changed to Debian for its
&lt;a href=&#34;https://www.debian.org/social_contract&#34;&gt;friendlier licensing conditions&lt;/a&gt;.
In this release, we aim to match the futures and usability of previous AIMS Desktop releases.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;This release will feature Sagemath and Jupyter Notebook installed directly from the Debian archives.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;The goal is also to have this release available on this site, world-wide available for free
to anyone who would like to use it.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
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&lt;h2 id=&#34;2017-2-based-on-debian-9&#34;&gt;2017.2 (based on Debian 9)&lt;/h2&gt;
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&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;First major update to 2017.1 based on user feedback.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;More details to follow.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
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&lt;h2 id=&#34;2018-1-based-on-debian-9&#34;&gt;2018.1 (based on Debian 9)&lt;/h2&gt;
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&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;We aim to have proper packaging for R Studio.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;More details to follow.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
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&lt;h2 id=&#34;2019-1-based-on-debian-10&#34;&gt;2019.1 (based on Debian 10)&lt;/h2&gt;
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&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;We aim to include the AIMS Desktop meta-packages in the Debian repositories so that we can build AIMS
desktop entirely from the Debian repositories. The goal is that we buidl AIMS Desktop entirely
from Debian packages and gain the status of a pure blend (&lt;a href=&#34;https://www.debian.org/blends/&#34;&gt;https://www.debian.org/blends/&lt;/a&gt;).&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;More details to follow.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
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      <title>License</title>
      <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/license/</link>
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      <pubDate>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:10:46 +0200</pubDate>
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      <guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/license/</guid>
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      <description>

&lt;h2 id=&#34;aims-desktop&#34;&gt;AIMS Desktop&lt;/h2&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;AIMS Desktop is free to use for anyone whether it&amp;rsquo;s for educational, private
or commercial use.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;It is based on Debian, and made up out of a large collection of software each
with their own specific licensing. To read the license for each software
package, you can find it in the &lt;code&gt;copyright&lt;/code&gt; file under /usr/share/doc for each
package.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;More information about Debian licensing and its social contract:
&lt;a href=&#34;https://www.debian.org/social_contract&#34;&gt;https://www.debian.org/social_contract&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;h2 id=&#34;website-powered-by-hugo&#34;&gt;Website powered by Hugo&lt;/h2&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;This website is powered by Hugo, a static website generator written in Go.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://gohugo.io&#34;&gt;https://gohugo.io&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the &amp;ldquo;License&amp;rdquo;);
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0&#34;&gt;http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an &amp;ldquo;AS IS&amp;rdquo; BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;h2 id=&#34;website-theme&#34;&gt;Website theme&lt;/h2&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;This website&amp;rsquo;s theme is based on &amp;ldquo;Meterial for Hugo&amp;rdquo;.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;http://themes.gohugo.io/theme/material-docs/&#34;&gt;http://themes.gohugo.io/theme/material-docs/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Copyright &amp;copy; 2016 Digitalcraftsman &lt;a href=&#34;mailto:digitalcraftsman@protonmail.com&#34;&gt;digitalcraftsman@protonmail.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;
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Copyright &amp;copy; 2016 Martin Donath &lt;a href=&#34;mailto:martin.donath@squidfunk.com&#34;&gt;martin.donath@squidfunk.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the &amp;ldquo;Software&amp;rdquo;), to
deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the
rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or
sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED &amp;ldquo;AS IS&amp;rdquo;, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS
IN THE SOFTWARE.&lt;/p&gt;
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      <title>AIMS Desktop</title>
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      <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/</link>
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      <pubDate>Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:27:13 +0100</pubDate>
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      <guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/</guid>
      <description>

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&lt;h2 id=&#34;welcome-to-aims-desktop&#34;&gt;Welcome to AIMS Desktop&lt;/h2&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/screen.png&#34; alt=&#34;AIMS Desktop Picture&#34; /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;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.&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;p&gt;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.&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;AIMS Desktop is free for anyone to use for educational, non-profit or commercial purposes. (See: Software Licences for more information)&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;div class=&#34;admonition warning&#34;&gt;
&lt;p class=&#34;admonition-title&#34;&gt;Note: This site is work in progress&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;We&amp;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.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;/div&gt;

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&lt;p&gt;See the &lt;a href=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started/&#34;&gt;getting started guide&lt;/a&gt; for instructions how to get
it up and running.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;h2 id=&#34;acknowledgements&#34;&gt;Acknowledgements&lt;/h2&gt;

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&lt;p&gt;The AIMS Desktop project is maintained by &lt;a href=&#34;https://aims.ac.za&#34;&gt;AIMS South Africa&lt;/a&gt; and
contributors.&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;h3 id=&#34;meet-the-team&#34;&gt;Meet the team.&lt;/h3&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt; &lt;img style=&#34;float: left; padding-right: 10px;&#34; src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/faces/pipedream.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Photo of Jan&#34; /&gt; &lt;h3&gt; Jan Groenewald &lt;/h3&gt;
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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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software used for academic purposes in the system.
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&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt; &lt;img style=&#34;float: left; padding-right: 10px;&#34; src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/faces/highvoltage.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Photo of Jonathan&#34; /&gt; &lt;h3&gt; Jonathan Carter &lt;/h3&gt;
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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. &lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt;
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&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt; &lt;img style=&#34;relative; float: left; padding-right: 10px;&#34; src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/faces/paddatrapper.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Photo of Kyle&#34; /&gt; &lt;h3&gt; Kyle Robertze &lt;/h3&gt;
Kyle does intern work at AIMS and have worked on extensions to improve desktop usability, installer
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improvements and documentation. He&amp;rsquo;s also a Debian contributor and maintains packages in the Debian archive. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
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&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;h3 id=&#34;external-projects&#34;&gt;External projects&lt;/h3&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;AIMS Desktop is built on the shoulders of giants. Here are some of the projects that it is built on:&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;ul&gt;
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&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://calamares.io/about/&#34;&gt;Calamares&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://debian.org&#34;&gt;Debian project&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://gnome.org&#34;&gt;GNOME Desktop Environment&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://jupyter.org/&#34;&gt;Jupyter Notebook&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel&#34;&gt;Linux Kernel&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://www.python.org/&#34;&gt;Python&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;http://www.sagemath.org/&#34;&gt;Sagemath&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&amp;hellip; and many more&lt;/li&gt;
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&lt;/ul&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/debian_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;Debian Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/firefox_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;Firefox Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/sagemath_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;Sagemath Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/octave_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;Octave Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/texstudio_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;Texstudio Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/geogebra_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;Geogebra Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/writer_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;LibreOffice Writer Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/calc_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;LibreOffice Calc Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/impress_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;LibreOffice Impress Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/base_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;LibreOffice Base Logo&#34; /&gt;
&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/projectlogos/draw_64.png&#34; alt=&#34;LibreOffice Draw Logo&#34; /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;!--
### Kafui Odzanga Dake
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![Photo of Kafui](/images/faces/kafui.jpg)
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Kafui is the IT Manager at AIMS Ghana and have worked on package selection as well as QA on AIMS
Desktop.
--&gt;
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