Registered 2012-05-22 by Jan Groenewald

AIMS Desktop aims to have a few simple steps to install a metapackage, aims-desktop, which pulls in science software, LaTeX, codecs, media players, and utilities.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a network of centres for education and research.

    • To promote mathematics and science in Africa
    • To recruit and train talented students and teachers
    • To build capacity for African initiatives in education, research, and technology

AIMS is committed to the use and dissemination of free software.
Please visit our AIMS South Africa website at http://www.aims.ac.za
Donate to AIMS: http://www.aims.ac.za/en/support/donate

These PPAs hold metapackages and configuration packages for AIMS desktops
and laptops. It can be used by anyone else wanting a full-featured Ubuntu for Science.

AIMS-desktop comes with desktop applications, media players and codecs,
LaTeX and texmaker, and science software (especially Sage, SciPy, IPython, and Rstudio).

Download and install Ubuntu:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop

Following installation of an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, run the following commands in
a terminal to pull in scientific software, desktop utilities, and media players and
codecs, similar to an AIMS campus desktop.

If you are upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 (instead of a new install) then first run:
sudo -E apt-get -y purge tex-common
sudo -E do-release-upgrade -d

If you have installed or upgraded to 14.04 succesfully, run:
sudo -E apt-add-repository -y ppa:aims/aims-desktop
sudo -E apt-get update
sudo -E apt-get install aims-desktop-setup
sudo -E aims-desktop-setup

If this was an upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, run
sudo -E apt-get -y install aims-desktop-standard

Project information

Maintainer:
AIMS
Driver:
Not yet selected
Licence:
GNU GPL v3

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