Download software

Yasser Helmy ID: 6564503 Posts: 2
14 May 2020 09:14 PM

I have a new laptop and I want to download the software but the Add computer link is disabled

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 383
14 May 2020 10:04 PM

Sorry about that, Yasser. We're working on getting some of the account functions repaired. In the meantime, you can use this link to download the desktop software for your new laptop. I hope all goes well in getting things set up again!


Yasser Helmy ID: 6564503 Posts: 2
15 May 2020 11:24 AM


Didactron ID: 907 Posts: 1
25 Jun 2020 01:11 PM

The link doesn't seem to work for (Linux) Mint.

Should it?

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 383
03 Jul 2020 07:22 PM

For Linux, the best approach is to install the "boinc" package via the package manager on your system; I think that would be apt on Mint. There's a bit more detail in the wiki article: Welcome Linux Users

Lisander Viaene ID: 6751022 Posts: 1
09 Sep 2020 07:37 AM

Maybe you guys should post this link somewhere on the site where it's accessible because I had to search a while to find this, since the button on my account (that I just created) is also greyed out.

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 383
09 Sep 2020 04:20 PM

Sorry for the confusion, Lisander -- the solution for all of these issues is in our fixing that button so that it isn't greyed out. Thanks for bringing this back up so that it will get fixed sooner rather than later!

Bruno Dantas ID: 6564936 Posts: 1
15 Sep 2020 02:09 AM

There isn't still an easy way to download the program. I've just installed Windows, went back to this site to download CE client, but just found the link here in this topic. There's not a button to download once you're logged in, not in dashboard or on the top menu. It seems virtually impossible to download it. I wonder whether it's something intentional and you guys don't want more people downloading the program now.

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 383
15 Sep 2020 02:42 PM

It is an inconvenience, for sure. In the meantime, there is the link in this topic, which I'm glad you've found. Any new users who sign up will get the download normally, it's just the link for logged in users that is missing.

Stu Mac ID: 6568585 Posts: 2
23 Dec 2020 07:04 PM

I came here for the same reason as everyone else! ;)  Could you add a temporary link to the account pages for client downloads?


Nigel Childs ID: 7095421 Posts: 1
11 Feb 2021 10:49 PM

I created my account on my Windows machine and then came back looking for a link to download on my Linux laptop. It's very dumb not to have a "download" link on the site that's accessible to everybody, for all OS.

DocH ID: 526372 Posts: 77
12 Feb 2021 11:12 PM

I, too, had quite the time trying to find the D/L "button" to add Our New Laptop to The CE Family...finally grabbed BOINC and added CE as the Manager for BOINC.

Hope that works and that Cedits from the WU's the Laptop do count towards the drawing!!

DocH ID: 526372 Posts: 77
15 Feb 2021 07:01 AM

HI, just looking for confirmation that the above method DOES work for adding a new PC to CE!

Thanks Guys,


Adam Radocz ID: 22746 Posts: 74
16 Feb 2021 08:29 PM

Works, I always do it that way in order to use the latest boinc.