In this post we will learn, 3 steps to install skype 4.3.x version on Ubuntu 14.04/ 12.04 .You can get the skype from Canonical Partner Repository.
Skype is one of the wonderful software by which you can call and chat to other person via internet.
At the time of writing this post Skype 22.214.171.124 was available in Canonical Partner Repository.
Below given are the features of Skype 126.96.36.199 . (Reference taken from Skype Blog)
1.An updated UI
2.Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience
3.More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once
4.Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users
5.PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support
6.Lot of bug fixes
Follow the given steps to install Skype 188.8.131.52 On Ubuntu 14.04 / 12.04
Here all steps are done with command lines.
Step 1: Enable Canonical Partner repository
$(lsb_release -sc) command give the output which Ubuntu version are you using. For example for Ubuntu 14.04 is Trusty Tahr. Hence, by the given below command is smart to get the which Ubuntu version you are using and what resective repository should be added.
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
Step 2: Update repository list
Now run the below given command, it will update the apt repo information in system.
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install Skype
Install skype now .
sudo apt-get install skype
After running above command,on screen you will see very long list of packages as dependency to be installed. It is quite obvious it will take time, depend upon your internet speed.
Lets have a look.
After all packages get installed, Open the dash home and write skype. It will show you Skype logo, click on it to open.
First time, you will see on screen about skype’s user agreement. Click to “I agree“.
And in next screen, you will get the skype window to login. Thats all,we are done with installation part. Enjoy using skype!