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heyyy
July 13th, 2009, 03:24 PM
in 8.10 it was but on 9.10 its not
im just curious why?

Dougie187
July 13th, 2009, 03:25 PM
I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think it was in the default ubuntu repos ever. I think you have always had to get the medibuntu repos to get skype.

katakaio
July 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Dougie187 is correct. It wasn't in the Intrepid repos, but it is available on Medibuntu. I actually prefer the official Skype repository:

http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian stable non-free

It's not the newest version, but it's very stable and I actually prefer it to the bloated versions that are released now.

keplerspeed
July 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM
I am certain that skype was not in the 8.10 repo. It is in medibuntu repo though: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

heyyy
July 13th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Dougie187 is correct. It wasn't in the Intrepid repos, but it is available on Medibuntu. I actually prefer the official Skype repository:

http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian stable non-free

It's not the newest version, but it's very stable and I actually prefer it to the bloated versions that are released now.

on skype's site the latest version is for 7.04-8.04
i guess i wont have any problems by installing it

btw where did you find the info about the skype repos?

katakaio
September 14th, 2009, 08:50 PM
btw where did you find the info about the skype repos?

I found it right here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype). Everything you need to know!

paultag
September 14th, 2009, 09:09 PM
Hey guys.

Skype is nonfree software.

Now wait! I don't have to pay! It's surely free!

It is free, as in price ( or as the famous saying goes, free as in beer ). Ubuntu's philosophy is to maintain free ( as in freedon, i.e. the freedom to view the source code, modify and redistribute ) software in the repos.

Ubuntu can not put nonfree ( as in freedom ) software into the repos.

There are a few exceptions, though. Such as the nvidia-glx package, etc. But that's another discussion.

Have a great day.