How to Install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04 & 15.10 via PPA

skype is most popular application which is used to make a call over the Internet as FREE of cost. Skype to Skype calls & message completely FREE and Skype to Landline and phone low calling rate compare with mobile phones. Also read Skype installation on RHEL based systems & Install skype on Debian based system.

Before August there is no Official repository for Skype, The only option to install Skype from source package or debian installers. Now Ubuntu offered through Canonical Partner Repositories which will help us to install Skype easily on our Linux box.

Skype Features

  • Updated UI
  • Improved file transfer support when using multiple devices at once
  • PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support
  • Skype to Skype calls
  • Calls to mobiles and landlines
  • Group calls
  • Forward calls
  • One to one and Group video calls
  • Instant messaging, Voice messages & SMS
  • Send files
  • Screen sharing
  • Group screen sharing
  • Lot of bug fixes with many new features and improvements. For complete change log
  • For More Features
  • skype official home page

1) Adding Skype PPA

You can add the Skype PPA using below commands on your Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04 & 15.10.

# Adding Skype PPA #
$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb `lsb_release -cs` partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skpye.list"

2) Enabling Skype PPA via GUI

Alternatively we can do via GUI by Navigating System Settings >> Software & Updates >> Other Software (Tab) >> Select Canonical Partners.

3) Install Skype

Use the below commands to install Skype.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install skype
$ skype

For, first time it will ask you to accept the Agreement
Login Page
Skype Launched.
Now, you can chat & speak video call anywhere in this world….cool. Please stay tune with 2daygeek for Latest LINUX TIPS & TRICKS…)

Prakash Subramanian

Prakash Subramanian is a Linux lover and has 3.5+ years of experience in linux server administration with major Linux distribution such as (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu). He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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