Saturday, July 16, 2016

How to Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04

Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype - to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example. You can even try out group video, with the latest version of Skype.

Quick Highlight of Skype 4.3

  •     An updated UI
  •     Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience
  •     More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once
  •     Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users
  •     PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support
  •     Lot of bug fixes

This version dropped support for direct Alsa support so you need to install PulseAudio 4.0 or greater for the best calling experience.

Installation instructions:

Open terminal and insert command line...

Step 1: Remove previous version

$ sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386

$ sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386

Step 2: Install Skype

32bit OS
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi

$ wget

$ sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

64bit OS
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi

$ wget

$ sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

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