How-to Install Latest Skype on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial 64bit Easy Guide

March 14th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Latest Skype on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial

Hello Lubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Get Installed the Latest Skype 8+ on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS Amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

And Skype is a Microsoft Software for Video chatting, making international calls, screen sharing, instant messaging and more.

Furthermore 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…

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

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

Install Latest Skype 8.x on Lubuntu 16.04 Linux - Featured
  1. Download Latest Skype 8.x for Ubuntu Linux:

    Skype 8.x for Lubuntu .deb
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Latest Skype 8.x on Lubuntu 16.04 Linux - Open Terminal
  3. Check/Install for GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If No gdebi then:

    sudo su -c "apt-get install gdebi"
  4. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or the Temporary directory /tmp)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

    To Verify that it’s there List the contents with:

    ls .
  5. Installing Skype for Lubuntu

    sudo gdebi ./skype-ubuntu*.deb

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  6. Getting-Started Making Skype Calls on Lubuntu:

    Skype Initial Setup on Lubuntu

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

  7. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Lubuntu Linux
    SetUp Chrome on Lubuntu.

    Install Latest Skype 8.x on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux - Login Window

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