How to install Skype (VOIP) in Ubuntu 11.04 / 10.10 / 10.04

Skype has made distances shorter with cheap prices. Skype is one of the best VoIP services in terms of serviceability and reliability. Calls within the Skype network are free, while calls to both landline telephones and mobile phone can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system.

Skype has also become popular for its rich features like instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing.

This tutorial will guide you how to install the latest Skype client in Ubuntu.

Installation

If you want to try the latest version on your Ubuntu, do the following.

1. Install dependences, open terminal and paste:

sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2

2. Download Skype, in the terminal type:

For Ubuntu 32bit:

wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32

For Ubuntu 64bit:

wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64

3. Installation, type in the terminal:

sudo dpkg -i getskype-*

sudo apt-get -f install

You can find Skype under Applications -> Internet -> Skype. Now you can also Record your Skype calls.

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