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    <title>AIMS Desktop</title>
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    <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/</link>
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    <description>Recent content on AIMS Desktop</description>
    <generator>Hugo -- gohugo.io</generator>
    <language>en-us</language>
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    <lastBuildDate>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:11:02 +0100</lastBuildDate>
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    <item>
      <title>Getting started</title>
      <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started/</link>
      <pubDate>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:11:02 +0100</pubDate>
      
      <guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started/</guid>
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      <description>Download AIMS Desktop AIMS Desktop can be downloaded from https://desktop.aims.ac.za/download.
AIMS Desktop is a large download (over 3GB), if you&amp;rsquo;re reading this from a mobile connection, you might want to download it on a broadband connection instead.
Preperation AIMS Desktop installs a new operating system to your computer. It can be installed alongside an existing system such as Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, BSD or another GNU/Linux system.
Installation Media:</description>
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      <title>Tips and Tricks</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>Managing software Being based on Debian, AIMS Desktop uses the APT (Advanced Package Tool) to manage software.
Software and its dependencies on AIMS Desktop is managed via packages, for each program on your computer, there is at least one package. Packages can be installed, removed or upgraded.
Here we will show you how to manage software using APT in the command line. APT needs root (administrator) privileges, so you need to run it using the sudo command.</description>
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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> Troubleshooting guide </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>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.</description>
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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>AIMS Desktop AIMS Desktop is free to use for anyone whether it&amp;rsquo;s for educational, private or commercial use.
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 copyright file under /usr/share/doc for each package.
More information about Debian licensing and its social contract: https://www.</description>
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    <item>
      <title>Download</title>
      <link>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/download/</link>
      <pubDate>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:08:11 +0200</pubDate>
      
      <guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/download/</guid>
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      <description>Download location
Download the current release: aims-desktop-2017.1-20170906-amd64.iso
This download is over 3GB large. If you have data limits on your current connection, please take that into consideration before downloading.
Validating the image
SHA256 Checksum: 6c799570f81286f6238df4ab103efec8b99476ae8a0a2e88effc3d1bc272ccd6
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:
user@localhost$ sha256sum aims-desktop-2017.1-20170906-amd64.iso  If the checksum matches the sha256 checksum above, then your local file is undamaged.</description>
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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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      <description>Announcing AIMS Desktop 2017.1 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&amp;rsquo;re releasng it on the same day as the official Debian 9 release on Saturday, 17 June 2017.
Students testing the release candidate at AIMS South Africa
To see what&amp;rsquo;s new and for a list of known issues, see the release announcement.</description>
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      <description>

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&lt;h2 id=&#34;announcing-aims-desktop-2017-1&#34;&gt;Announcing AIMS Desktop 2017.1&lt;/h2&gt;

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&lt;p&gt;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&amp;rsquo;re releasing it on the same day as the official Debian 9 release on Saturday, 17 June 2017.&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;images/rc-install.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Students testing release candidate&#34; /&gt;
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&lt;i&gt;Students testing the release candidate at AIMS South Africa&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;p&gt;To see what&amp;rsquo;s new and for a list of known issues, see the &lt;a href=&#34;../iso/aims-desktop-2017.1-release-announcement.txt&#34;&gt;release announcement&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;This site contains the &lt;a href=&#34;download&#34;&gt;download links&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&#34;getting-started&#34;&gt;installation guide&lt;/a&gt; and other resources for AIMS Desktop. We plan to continually expand it.&lt;/p&gt;

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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.jpg&#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: &lt;a href=&#34;license&#34;&gt;Software Licences&lt;/a&gt; for more information)&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;Refer to 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 AIMS Desktop up and running.&lt;/p&gt;
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&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;
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Kyle did an internship 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 only 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://debian.org&#34;&gt;Debian project&lt;/a&gt; - A large association of developers who build Debian, a general-purpose operating system environment made up of a large collection of free software.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel&#34;&gt;Linux Kernel&lt;/a&gt; - The heart of the system that handles all hardware and drivers.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://calamares.io/about/&#34;&gt;Calamares&lt;/a&gt; - An independent graphical installer framework.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://gnome.org&#34;&gt;GNOME Desktop Environment&lt;/a&gt; - The default desktop environment we ship with AIMS Desktop.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://jupyter.org/&#34;&gt;Jupyter Notebook&lt;/a&gt; - A web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and explanatory text.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://www.python.org/&#34;&gt;Python&lt;/a&gt; - A powerful programming language that&amp;rsquo;s easy to learn, many programs shipped with AIMS Desktop is written in Python.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;http://www.sagemath.org/&#34;&gt;Sagemath&lt;/a&gt; - Mathematics software that builds on many existing projects including NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Sympy, Maxima, GAP, FLINT and R.&lt;/li&gt;
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&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Octave&#34;&gt;GNU Octave&lt;/a&gt; - A (mostly Matlab Ⓡ compatible) high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeXstudio&#34;&gt;Tex studio&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&#34;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox&#34;&gt;Firefox&lt;/a&gt; - A free web browser that aims to protect you on-line.&lt;/li&gt;
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&lt;/ul&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.
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