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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.
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## Mirrors
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.
<ul>
<li><img src="../images/flags/flag_de_18.png" /> Germany - <a href="aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso"> Primary international download site</a></li>
<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>
</ul>
If you have bandwidth to spare and would like to host a copy of AIMS Desktop, please <a href="mailto:help@aims.ac.za">get in touch</a>.
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## 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're able to release it on the same day as the official Debian 9 release on Saturday, 17 June 2017.
![Students testing release candidate](images/rc-install.png)
<i>Students testing the release candidate at AIMS South Africa</i>
To see what's new and for a list of known issues, see the <a href="">release announcement</a>.
This site contains the <a href="download">download links</a>, <a href="getting-started">installation guide</a> and other resources for AIMS Desktop. We plan to continually expand it.
## Welcome to AIMS Desktop
![AIMS Desktop Picture](/images/screen.png)
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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.
AIMS Desktop is free for anyone to use for educational, non-profit or commercial purposes. (See: Software Licences for more information)
AIMS Desktop is free for anyone to use for educational, non-profit or commercial purposes. (See: <a href="license">Software Licences</a> for more information)
See the [getting started guide]({{< relref "getting-started/index.md" >}}) for instructions how to get
it up and running.
Refer to the [getting started guide]({{< relref "getting-started/index.md" >}}) for instructions how to get AIMS Desktop up and running.
## Acknowledgements
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* This is our first public, Debian-based release. In the past, AIMS Desktop was based on Ubuntu.
We changed to Debian for its
<a href="https://www.debian.org/social_contract">friendlier licensing conditions</a>.
In this release, we aim to match the futures and usability of previous AIMS Desktop releases.
In this release, we aim to match the features and usability of previous AIMS Desktop releases.
* This release will feature Sagemath and Jupyter Notebook installed directly from the Debian archives.
* 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.
* We now use GRUB For both legacy and UEFI boot, obsoleting isolinux for legacy booting.
* As of 17 June 2017, this is now released. See the release announcement for further details.
## 2017.2 (based on Debian 9)
* First major update to 2017.1 based on user feedback.
* Theming touch-ups.
* Add software selection to the installer (Calamares netinstall module)
* Add Howtos to the site.
* More details to follow.
## 2018.1 (based on Debian 9)
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<div class="wrapper">
<h1>Download </h1>
<p><b>Download location</b></p>
<p><b>Download location</b></p>
<p>Download the current release: <a href="aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso">aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso</a></p>
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<p>Once you&rsquo;ve downloaded the file above, you can proceed to the <a href="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started">Getting Started</a> section that will guide you through the installation process.</p>
</div>
<h2 id="mirrors">Mirrors</h2>
<p>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.</p>
<ul>
<li><img src="../images/flags/flag_de_18.png" /> Germany - <a href="aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso"> Primary international download site</a></li>
<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>
</ul>
<p>If you have bandwidth to spare and would like to host a copy of AIMS Desktop, please <a href="mailto:help@aims.ac.za">get in touch</a>.</p>
<aside class="copyright" role="note">
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<pubDate>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:08:11 +0200</pubDate>
<guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/download/</guid>
<description>&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Download location&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
<description>
&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Download location&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Download the current release: &lt;a href=&#34;aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso&#34;&gt;aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p class=&#34;admonition-title&#34;&gt;What&amp;#39;s next?&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Once you&amp;rsquo;ve downloaded the file above, you can proceed to the &lt;a href=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started&#34;&gt;Getting Started&lt;/a&gt; section that will guide you through the installation process.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;mirrors&#34;&gt;Mirrors&lt;/h2&gt;
&lt;p&gt;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.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;../images/flags/flag_de_18.png&#34; /&gt; Germany - &lt;a href=&#34;aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso&#34;&gt; Primary international download site&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;../images/flags/flag_sa_18.png&#34; /&gt; South Africa - &lt;a href=&#34;http://ftp.sun.ac.za/ftp/iso-images/aims/&#34;&gt; Stellenbosch University&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;p&gt;If you have bandwidth to spare and would like to host a copy of AIMS Desktop, please &lt;a href=&#34;mailto:help@aims.ac.za&#34;&gt;get in touch&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;
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<h2 id="announcing-aims-desktop-2017-1">Announcing AIMS Desktop 2017.1</h2>
<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 able to release it on the same day as the official Debian 9 release on Saturday, 17 June 2017.</p>
<p><img src="images/rc-install.png" alt="Students testing release candidate" />
<i>Students testing the release candidate at AIMS South Africa</i></p>
<p>To see what&rsquo;s new and for a list of known issues, see the <a href="">release announcement</a>.</p>
<p>This site contains the <a href="download">download links</a>, <a href="getting-started">installation guide</a> and other resources for AIMS Desktop. We plan to continually expand it.</p>
<h2 id="welcome-to-aims-desktop">Welcome to AIMS Desktop</h2>
<p><img src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/screen.png" alt="AIMS Desktop Picture" /></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>
<p>AIMS Desktop is free for anyone to use for educational, non-profit or commercial purposes. (See: Software Licences for more information)</p>
<p>AIMS Desktop is free for anyone to use for educational, non-profit or commercial purposes. (See: <a href="license">Software Licences</a> for more information)</p>
<p>See the <a href="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started/">getting started guide</a> for instructions how to get
it up and running.</p>
<p>Refer to the <a href="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started/">getting started guide</a> for instructions how to get AIMS Desktop up and running.</p>
<h2 id="acknowledgements">Acknowledgements</h2>
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&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;
In this release, we aim to match the features 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;li&gt;We now use GRUB For both legacy and UEFI boot, obsoleting isolinux for legacy booting.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;As of 17 June 2017, this is now released. See the release announcement for further details.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;2017-2-based-on-debian-9&#34;&gt;2017.2 (based on Debian 9)&lt;/h2&gt;
&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;First major update to 2017.1 based on user feedback.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;Theming touch-ups.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;Add software selection to the installer (Calamares netinstall module)&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;Add Howtos to the site.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;More details to follow.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
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<pubDate>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:08:11 +0200</pubDate>
<guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/download/</guid>
<description>&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Download location&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
<description>
&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Download location&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Download the current release: &lt;a href=&#34;aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso&#34;&gt;aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p class=&#34;admonition-title&#34;&gt;What&amp;#39;s next?&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Once you&amp;rsquo;ve downloaded the file above, you can proceed to the &lt;a href=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/getting-started&#34;&gt;Getting Started&lt;/a&gt; section that will guide you through the installation process.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;mirrors&#34;&gt;Mirrors&lt;/h2&gt;
&lt;p&gt;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.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;../images/flags/flag_de_18.png&#34; /&gt; Germany - &lt;a href=&#34;aims-desktop-2017.1-20170613-amd64.iso&#34;&gt; Primary international download site&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;../images/flags/flag_sa_18.png&#34; /&gt; South Africa - &lt;a href=&#34;http://ftp.sun.ac.za/ftp/iso-images/aims/&#34;&gt; Stellenbosch University&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;p&gt;If you have bandwidth to spare and would like to host a copy of AIMS Desktop, please &lt;a href=&#34;mailto:help@aims.ac.za&#34;&gt;get in touch&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;
</description>
</item>
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<guid>https://desktop.aims.ac.za/</guid>
<description>
&lt;h2 id=&#34;announcing-aims-desktop-2017-1&#34;&gt;Announcing AIMS Desktop 2017.1&lt;/h2&gt;
&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 able to release it on the same day as the official Debian 9 release on Saturday, 17 June 2017.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;images/rc-install.png&#34; alt=&#34;Students testing release candidate&#34; /&gt;
&lt;i&gt;Students testing the release candidate at AIMS South Africa&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;To see what&amp;rsquo;s new and for a list of known issues, see the &lt;a href=&#34;&#34;&gt;release announcement&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;
&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;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;welcome-to-aims-desktop&#34;&gt;Welcome to AIMS Desktop&lt;/h2&gt;
&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;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;
&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;
&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;
&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;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;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;acknowledgements&#34;&gt;Acknowledgements&lt;/h2&gt;
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<li>This is our first public, Debian-based release. In the past, AIMS Desktop was based on Ubuntu.
We changed to Debian for its
<a href="https://www.debian.org/social_contract">friendlier licensing conditions</a>.
In this release, we aim to match the futures and usability of previous AIMS Desktop releases.</li>
In this release, we aim to match the features and usability of previous AIMS Desktop releases.</li>
<li>This release will feature Sagemath and Jupyter Notebook installed directly from the Debian archives.</li>
<li>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.</li>
<li>We now use GRUB For both legacy and UEFI boot, obsoleting isolinux for legacy booting.</li>
<li>As of 17 June 2017, this is now released. See the release announcement for further details.</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="2017-2-based-on-debian-9">2017.2 (based on Debian 9)</h2>
<ul>
<li>First major update to 2017.1 based on user feedback.</li>
<li>Theming touch-ups.</li>
<li>Add software selection to the installer (Calamares netinstall module)</li>
<li>Add Howtos to the site.</li>
<li>More details to follow.</li>
</ul>
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&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;
In this release, we aim to match the features 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;li&gt;We now use GRUB For both legacy and UEFI boot, obsoleting isolinux for legacy booting.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;As of 17 June 2017, this is now released. See the release announcement for further details.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;2017-2-based-on-debian-9&#34;&gt;2017.2 (based on Debian 9)&lt;/h2&gt;
&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;First major update to 2017.1 based on user feedback.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;Theming touch-ups.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;Add software selection to the installer (Calamares netinstall module)&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;Add Howtos to the site.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;More details to follow.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
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