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How to Install Skype on Ubuntu 11.04 Linux

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Skype for Linux was introduced in November 2007 with limited features. Latest release of Skype for Linux comes with High Quality Video and super wideband audio that have been exciting features of  Windows and Mac versions. Today I show you how to install it on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal . The process is not complicated , and we will do everything using a terminal.

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  • First install the dependencies, with the command

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

  • Now download our Skype. For operating systems 32- bit by typing

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

  • While for 64-bit systems we type

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

  • Time (procedure common to both 32-bit and 64 bit) installed Skype with the command

sudo dpkg-i skype-*. deb

  • to install and finish the installation of Skype.

sudo apt-get -f install

That’s it

[Via LinuxTips ]

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  1. ZeroSixZero May 3, 2011 Reply

    Try the following (less mistakes in the lines ;-)) for the 64-edition:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2
    cd /tmp
    wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64
    sudo dpkg -i getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64

  2. Gopal February 3, 2011 Reply

    the command

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

    did not produce any results and could not proceed further.

    Pls help

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