Ubuntu – How to install Skype in Ubuntu 14.10?

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I want to install Skype in Ubuntu 14.10. How do I do this?

Best Answer

  1. Open the Ubuntu Software Center
  2. Make sure the Canonical Partner software source is enabled:
    1. Select "Software Sources" from the Edit menu. A dialog titled "Software and Updates" should be displayed
    2. On the "Other Software" tab of the Software and Updates, make sure the "Canonical Partners" software source is checked. Click Close, and enter your administrative password if prompted to do so.
  3. Back in the Ubuntu Software Center, you should see an "In Progress" indicator if you had to enable the Canonical Partners software source. This operation is querying the new software source; wait for this operation to complete before proceeding.
  4. When the operation is complete, type "skype" into the search field in the upper right-hand corner of the dialog. Select the first hit ("Client for Skype VOIP and instant messaging service") and click the Install button. Enter your administrative password when prompted to do so.

Once the installation process is complete, Skype should be available from the Unity Dash or the Applications menu under the Internet submenu.

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