Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How to Install Skype 1.3 Alpha on Ubuntu

Skype  is an application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users may exchange such digital documents as images, text, video and any others, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls. Skype is available for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, and both Apple and Windows smartphones and tablets.

Highlights of Skype 1.3 Alpha Changelog
  •     Instead of being hidden, the menu items are now disabled when you’re not signed in.
  •     Logout from the menu works consistently now.
  •     Fixed the post-install script on all supported distributions.
  •     Fixed the ‘minimise to tray’ function for Cinnamon.
  •     URL links that are sent in a chat now open with the browser.
  •     Fixed the Redo shortcut for Linux (CTRL – Y).

Installation instructions:

    Install Skype 1.3 Alpha on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)
   Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi

$ wget https://repo.skype.com/deb/pool/main/s/skypeforlinux/skypeforlinux_1.3.0.0_amd64.deb

$ sudo gdebi skypeforlinux_1.3.0.0_amd64.deb

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