How-to Install Latest Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS 32-64bit Linux Step-by-Step Easy Guide

May 26th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Latest Skype 5.5.x on Ubuntu 12.04 Linux




The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Get Installed the Latest Skype 5.5+ for Linux Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin LTS 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 Ubuntu 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…

To Make the Entire Process Easier to Grasp and Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Steps Involved.

The Content and Details are Expressly Essentials to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

Install Latest Skype 5.5.x on Ubuntu 12.04 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 Ubuntu 12.04 Linux - 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 Ubuntu

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

    Skype Initial Setup on Ubuntu

    The Guide Contains Instructions on Initial Configuration to Making Calls on Ubuntu.

  6. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Ubuntu Linux

    Installing Chrome for Ubuntu

    Install Latest Skype 5.5.x on Ubuntu 12.04 Linux - Skype Launcher

    Install Latest Skype 5.5.x on Ubuntu 12.04 Linux - Login Window

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