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I've been trying to install the Boinc software (, I could do it in Ubuntu 12.04 but it never worked as well as in Windows (couldn't get it on the systray icons, to be a startup application etc.), but in Ubuntu 12.10 I can't even install it to get the interface, there's a lot of versions and ways to install it.

Anyone knows the correct way for installing and using Boinc in Ubuntu?


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Graphical Installation

You need to install the client software, which will act as a daemon and boinc client will be automatically started at boot time.

Command to install boinc-client

sudo apt-get install boinc-client

You need the boinc manager to have a graphical interface to monitor and control boinc client.

Command to install boinc-manager

sudo apt-get install boinc-manager

Both the above commands can be combined and run together as

sudo apt-get install boinc-client boinc-manager

To open Boinc Manager. Use dash(Super Key) and search for "boinc"

Non-Graphical Installation

If you are not looking for a graphical interface you just need to install boinc-client

sudo apt-get install boinc-client

Via Ubuntu Software Center

You can also use Ubuntu Software Center to install Boinc. Search for "boinc-client" in Ubuntu Software Center.

Install via the software center

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Thanks for your answear! The problem is that the version isn't the last one, and I can't get the way of updating it. The other problem is I can't it to become a startupapplication. – Pablo Viollier Nov 30 '12 at 14:05
In Quantal repositories 7.0.27 is the latest version. Check the version installed in your machine using apt-cache policy bonic-manager – devav2 Nov 30 '12 at 14:15

Just install it using the package manager. Package names: boinc and boinc-manager. E.g.:

sudo apt-get install boinc-manager

And it should be available in the regular application menu.

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