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How to install Skype for Linux using Terminal

[This is a technical article for Linux users that might be looking for help with installing Skype for Linux via the Terminal.]

Open Terminal and copy/paste this line into it:

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

and then enter your password.

This downloads the necessary dependencies for Skype (which you might already have installed, but it’s worthwhile making sure).

If you’re using Ubuntu 32-bit then use this command:

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

and hit Enter.

For Ubuntu 64-bit, use this command:

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

and hit Enter.

Once it’s finished downloading Skype, enter this command:

sudo dpkg -i getskype-*

Now to install it:

sudo apt-get -f install

Once it’s installed you’ll find it in your list of applications.


Yay! You can use Skype on Linux now.

Feel free to add me and say hello: ‘alanzeyes’

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