How-to Install Latest Skype on Elementary OS 32-64bit Linux Step-by-Step Easy Guide

April 25th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Latest Skype 5.5.x on Elementary OS Linux




The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Get Installed the Latest Skype 5.5+ for Linux Elementary OS Luna i386/amd64 Desktop.

Especially relevant: at the same time I’m also Illustrating here the Easiest Way of Installing the New Downloaded .deb Packages with Dependencies on Elementary OS Linux.

This is a General Way to Get Always freshly installed the Latest Skype Versions, sure that some times You should Achieve the same result by an Apt PPA…

The content and details are expressly reduced to give Focus only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

Install Latest Skype 5.5.x on Elementary OS Linux - Featured
  1. Download Latest Skype 5.5.x for Ubuntu Linux:

    Skype 5.5.x for Ubuntu .deb
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Install Latest Skype 5.5.x on Elementary OS Linux - Pantheon Open Terminal
  3. Check/Install for GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If No gdebi then:

    sudo su -c "apt-get install gdebi"
  4. Installing Skype for Elementary OS

    cd $HOME/Downloads
    sudo su -c "gdebi skype*.deb"
  5. Getting-Started Making Skype Calls on Elementary OS:

    Skype Initial Setup on Elementary OS

    The Guide Contains Instructions on Initial Configuration to Making Calls on Elementary OS.

  6. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Elementary OS

    Installing Chrome for Elementary

    Install Latest Skype 5.5.x on Elementary OS Linux - Login Window

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