How To Install Skype on Elementary OS Freya
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Skype on elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya.
If you’ve read my previous tutorial, then you know how easy it is to install Skype on Ubuntu. Elementary OS is based on the long-term support version of Ubuntu, in particular, Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. So it’s really a snap to install Skype on Elementary Os Freya. Follow the below instructions.
Install Skype on Elementary OS Freya
First, open the sources list file with nano text editor.
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Find the following line and uncomment it, i.e, remove the # sign to enable Canonical partner repository.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner
If you can’t find it, then append this line to the end of this file.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner
Save and close this file.
Because the Skype client in Canonical partner repository is 32 bit so if you use 64 bit system then you will also need to add i386 architecture in Elementary OS with the following command.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Now update local package index and install Skype.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype
Once the installation is complete, we can start Skype by typing s
kype in the terminal
We can also launch Skype from pantheon menu.
Now we can log into Skype with Skype name or Microsoft account.
Now start chatting with your friends and family on Skype!
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