How to install Skype 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Pradeep Kumar

I am a huge fan of open source and love to share How To’s tutorials on Linux, Cloud and DevOps. I have been working as Linux Consultant, Cloud & DevOps Engineer since 2010

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7 Responses

  1. Tomas says:

    Does Skype 5.0 still require to use ia32-libs under amd64 architecture?

  2. Jack says:

    Don’t forget to uninstall skype, unfortunatly they have changed the name from skype to skypeforlinux, so it does not automatically do this :(.

  3. jimbuntu says:

    it doesn’t work on linuxmint sonya 32 bit (it was replacing windows xp, with Intel® Core™2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz × 2 ; RAM 1Gb).
    Skype 5.0 needs 64 bit OS & machines.

  4. Doug B says:

    Download Skype with the Gdebi package installer and all you need to do is enter your Linux password. Too easy!

  5. Vasilliki Baskos says:

    How do you keep skype updated?

  6. spudit2003 says:

    Thanks – my skype stopped working a few weeks back – had issues uninstalling, and then couldnt get even open the page in software manager – this worked perfectly – and i now have a much more usable skype!

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