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This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to install the Skype 4.2 on Linux Mint 13 Maya, 14 Nadia, 15 Olivia.

Objectives:

  • Install Skype 4.2 on Linux Mint
  • Enjoy!

For Linux Mint 13 Maya and 15 Olivia, the latest skype 4.2 is ready for install in the official repository. Just go to Start menu -> Software Manager, search skype and install it.

skype-LinuxMint

For Linux Mint 14 Nadia, the default is version 4.1. If you want the latest, click the link below to download Skype 4.2 from Olivia’s repository:

skype_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb

Then double-click to install the DEB via Gdebi.

Enjoy!

Skye4-LinxMint

This simple tutorial will show you how to install the Spotify Client on Linux Mint 13, 14, 15 from the official repository.

Spotify is a digital music-streaming service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs on all your devices. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7/8 (7 no longer updated), BlackBerry (GSM only), Symbian.

To install it from the official repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal.

1.) Run below command to add the repository to Linux Mint:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'

add spotify repository to linuxmint

2.) Install the public key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys D2C1988

install spotify key linuxmint

3.) Finally update package lists and install spotify:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install spotify-client

spotify in linuxmint

Enjoy!

Here’s a beginner’s guide to install and setup uTorrent server on Linux Mint 15. There’s no command in tutorial, just a few clicks!

1.) First, download uTorrent server for Linux: www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux. You may check 32-bit or 64-bit by going to Start Menu -> System Tools -> System Settings -> System Info. Where “Distribution Linux Mint 15: olivia (i686)” means 32-bit. x86_64 means 64-bit system.

download-utorrent

2.) Decompress the package in Downloads folder, then navigate to the extracted folder.

utorrent-server-folder

3.) Right-click on utserver and goto its Properties window. Make sure “Allow executing file as program” is checked.
utsever-executable-linuxmint

4.) Before running the utserver, install ssl share libraries from Start Menu -> Software Manager.

install ssl shared libraries

5.) Now double-click on utserver file to start it. That’s right you see nothing happens because the server is running as a background program.

6.) Open your file browser and go to http://localhost:8080/gui/. Type:

username: admin
password: leave password empty

utorrent

Done!

This tutorial shows you how to install the Gallium3D drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 or Linux Mint via ppa which also works on Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04.

Gallium3D is a free software library for 3D graphics device drivers, operates as a layer between the graphics API and the operating system with the primary goal of making driver development easier, bundling otherwise duplicated code of several different drivers at a single point, and to support modern hardware architectures. This is done by providing a better division of labor, for example, leaving memory management to the kernel DRI driver.

Gallium3D has been a part of Mesa since 2009 and is currently used by the free and open source graphics driver for Nvidia (nouveau project), and by the free and open source graphics driver for ATI Radeon R300-R900.

To install this driver, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Add the ppa repository by running this command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers -y

add-driver-ppa

2.) Update package lists and install the driver:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install libg3dvl-mesa

install-the-driver

Miro
The latest Miro 6 is not available from the PPA repository for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, and Linux Mint 15 users. It can be fixed by installing from the old repository as well as the depencenies.
To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and follow the below steps:

1.) Miro 6 depends on libtorrent-rasterbar6 while the default is libtorrent-rasterbar7 in Ubuntu 13.04. So first download and install this package from the 12.10 Quantal’s repository:

Check 32-bit or 64-bit by Unity Dash -> search and open Details

1. For 32-bit, run this command to download the package:

wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

2. For 64-bit, run command to download the package:

wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

3. For both 32 and 64-bit, install the package and fix any dependency problem with 2 commands:

sudo dpkg -i libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_*.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

2.) Now add the Miro PPA repository.

1. Run command in terminal to add the ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pcf/miro-releases

2. Then go to Unity Dash -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, scroll down and highlight the line said “http://ppa.launchpad.net/pcf/miro-releases/ubuntu raring main”. Then click on edit, change raring to precise after Destribution.

miro-repository

3.) Finally install Miro 6

Finally you can install Miro 6 by Synaptic Package Manager, or run this command in terminal:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install miro

Enjoy!

UPDATE: Ubuntu 14.04 users, please read this post to install Miro 6