Skype is an Free Video calling tool which also support IM,Chat and Screen sharing on Ubuntu. Now Skype 4.2 is available in Canonical Partner Repository. You can install the latest Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04 / 12.10, by just adding this PPA to your system repository. To Add this Canonical Partner Repository to your system repository, Copy and paste following commands in your terminal.

Open your terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and use the below command to add the PPA. Issue the password for the user when prompted.

Skype for Ubuntu 14.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb trusty partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype For Ubuntu 13.10

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb saucy partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype For Ubuntu 13.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb raring partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

 Skype For Ubuntu 12.10

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb quantal partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype For Ubuntu 12.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb precise partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype for Ubuntu 11.10

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb oneiric partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype for Ubuntu 11.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb natty partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

After adding the above command, update your system repository by using the below command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update

Once the update is finished, Use the following command to install the latest Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04 / 12.10.

sudo apt-get install skype

Type “y” when you promted, That’s it.

Now Skype is installed and ready to launch on your system.

To Open Skype

Click Dash Home on the Unity and type “s”, you will get a list of application. From the list select skype. Check the screenshot below.

You are Opening Skype for first time and you need to agree the Terms of Use.

now you can add your account to it and use it.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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