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Installing Skype under Linux

Installing Skype under Linux

Skype is probably the most popular facility for making internet voice - known as VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) –and video calls. Several Linux distros (-such as Ubuntu) make the Skype libraries available from their Software Centre:

Skype Client in the Software Centre

If not, then the latest Linux version of the Skype client can currently be found at http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/ (-Note: if this link is invalid, then just drill down from the main Skype page at http://www.skype.com/ or search for the string “linux”):

Skype Website

Choose your Linux distribution from the drop-down box:

Skype Website

Opt to open the package with your Software Centre (-which is normally the default):

Skype Website

You will then be asked to confirm the installation:

Skype Website

Finally, you will be asked to enter the administrator password to confirm the installation - and the installation will begin. The Skype client can then be started in the normal way:

Skype Website

Note: if you see errors saying you need to re-install, reboot your machine and retest to see if that fixes things first


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