Monday, April 20, 2009

Installing Skype on Ubunto

If you’re interested in running Skype on Ubuntu then follow these steps.

From the Ubuntu System menu select:
Administration –> Synaptic Package Manager


Inside Synaptic Package Manager select the Tools –> Repositories menu option. Make sure all the checkboxes are checked. Then close the Synaptic Package Manager.


Next you need to add the Medibuntu repository. Full details about this repository, including installation instructions, can be found on the Medibuntu home page.

To install Medibuntu you need to run a Terminal window session. From the Ubuntu Applications –> Accessories menu select Terminal


Assuming you’re running Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn you need to enter the following into a command window. If you’re using an earlier version of Ubuntu then refer to the Medibuntu home page for installation instructions.

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

sudo aptitude install skype

That’s it!

Skype should now be available from the Applications –> Internet menu.


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