14 November 2012

Install Skype 4.1 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04


Skype is a proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol service and software application originally created in 2003 by Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström and his Danish partner Janus Friis. It has been owned by Microsoft since 2011.

how to install skype 4.1 in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10

The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls may be placed to recipients on the traditional telephone networks. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged via a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features, including file transfer, and videoconferencing.

Microsoft has released Skype 4.1 for Linux. Changes include in Skype 4.1 are:

  • You can chat with your Window Messenger friends through Skype.
  • You can sign in using your Windows account without the need of Skype account.

First remove previously installed Skype Using following Steps:

Step 1:

$ sudo apt-get purge skype skype-bin

Step 2:

$ sudo apt-get autoremove

Step 3:

$ sudo apt-get autoclean

Step 4: Find .Skype folder inside your Home directory and remove it

$ sudo rm -ri .Skype

Install Skype 4.1 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04

Step 1: Download Skype 4.1

32 Bit

$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu-32/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb

64 Bit

$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu-64/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb

Step 2: Install Skype 4.1

$ sudo dpkg -i skype*

Note: If you get any dependency issue then type following command

$ sudo apt-get -f install

install skype in ubuntu

That's it.
Enjoy :)

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  1. thanks
    it works for me

  2. Thanks a ton Sandeep. Each step is precise clear and important. I was grappling with this task then I found your page. My Skype is working great now :)

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