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    [SOLVED] Skype?

    Hi there every one,

    Could you please guide in to download which version of Skype?

    How do I install it?

    Thanks,

    Regards,

    Yezinki.

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    Re: Skype?

    There's only one version of skype for Linux. Its 2.0.0.72 and its recomended to get it from the repos.

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    Re: Skype?

    Thanks for your reply.

    By repos you mean synaptic?

    Sorry am new to Linux,

    Regards,

    Yezinki.

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    Re: Skype?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yezinki View Post
    Thanks for your reply.

    By repos you mean synaptic?

    Sorry am new to Linux,

    Regards,

    Yezinki.
    Yes, Synaptic is the application that lets you download from the repositories. Or you can quicly install skype by issuing this command in the terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal)
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    sudo apt-get install skype
    Insert your password and then accept the rest of the necessary dependencies by typing Y
    Then have fun. Be warned tho, the version for Linux is very outdated compared to the windows one. For win , you have 4.x. Linux is at 2.0

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    Re: Skype?

    ubuntu@ubuntu-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install skype
    [sudo] password for ubuntu:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package skype
    ubuntu@ubuntu-laptop:~$
    ubuntu@ubuntu-laptop:~$



    Out put is this?

    What am I doing wrong?

    Regards,

    Yezinki.

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    Re: Skype?

    I got the copy on my machine from the skype website, clicking on the "download" tab at the top of the screen (the download button tends to choose the Windows version) and choosing the version for Ubuntu.....

    It's a "deb" file, so once the download is complete, you can open the file, and clicking on the "install package" button.

    Edit: the direct link to the download page for Linux is http://www.skype.com/intl/en/downloa.../linux/choose/
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    Re: Skype?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yezinki View Post
    ubuntu@ubuntu-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install skype
    [sudo] password for ubuntu:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package skype
    ubuntu@ubuntu-laptop:~$
    ubuntu@ubuntu-laptop:~$



    Out put is this?

    What am I doing wrong?

    Regards,

    Yezinki.
    I forgot you need the medibuntu sources enabled.
    See this site for enabling in your distro
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

    Then try the sudo apt-get install skype command again

    It should work after that.

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    Re: Skype?

    You might wanna take a look at this article (or blog, whatever).
    http://linuxondesktop.blogspot.com/2...buntu-804.html
    Its a great place to start when you first install Ubuntu. Its designed for Hardy Heron 8.04. So if you use Intrepid Ibex, just replace where it says hardy with interpid and 8.04 with 8.10.

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    Re: Skype?

    http://www.skype.com/intl/en/downloa.../linux/choose/


    Skype site do have the .deb file, so what is the difficulty now? Just download and click install.

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    Re: Skype?

    Exactly I did the same.

    Thanks.

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