Skype on Ubuntu

Here is a simple step-by-step guide to install Skype on Ubuntu / Linux. Since Skype is not open source software it is not included in any Ubuntu packages by simply writing ‘sudo apt-get install skype’. However, if you add Skype’s own apt repository it will work:

How to install skype under Ubuntu

  1. Open a Terminal window in Ubuntu and open apt’s repository list by writing:
    ‘sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list’
  2. At the bottom of the list on a new row, write the following to add Skype’s repository:
    deb stable non-free’
  3. Save and close the file and update apt repositories by writing the following in the Terminal window:
    ‘sudo apt-get update’
  4. Now you can install Skype by simply writing:
    ‘sudo apt-get intstall skype’

Enjoy using Skype on Ubuntu Linux.

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