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install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu

The latest skype for Linux 4.3 was released in the middle of June with updated UI, new cloud-based Group chat experience. Now it’s available in the Canonical Partners repository for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

From now on, enable Canonical Partners repository via Software & Updates utility, then you are able to upgrade to Skype 4.3 by running regular system updates via Software Updater

Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04

What’s New in 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
  • Skype 4.3 release note.

Install / Upgrade to Skype 4.3:

1. Open Software & Updates or Software Sources from Unity Dash, go to Other Software tab and enable Canonical Partners repository.

Enable canonical partners repository

2. To install Skype, just search for and install it from Ubuntu Software Center.

To upgrade Skype, open Software Updater, after checking for updates, you’ll see Skype 4.3 available for update:

Upgrade to Skype 4.3

If you are familiar with command line, just run:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install skype

Skype 4.3 Ubuntu 14.04

install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu

Skype for Linux has been updated to version 4.3.0.37 with updated UI, new cloud-based Group chat experience, and more.

Microsoft finally announced Skype for Linux 4.3 on June 18, 2014. The new release dropped support for direct Alsa support, now it uses PulseAudio for better calling experience. Also Skype 4.3 contains below changes:

  • 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
  • Skype 4.3 release note.

Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04

Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu or Linux Mint:

Canonical has finally made the latest Skype 4.3 into the partners repository, which means only do step a.), b.), and c.) will install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04

At the moment, Skype for Linux 4.3 is not available in any Linux repository. Below steps will tell you how to install the official .deb package in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and their derivatives.

1. Install required libraries (for 64-bit system)

Skype website only provides 32-bit package for Ubuntu 12.04 and higher. You’re unable to install it directly on 64-bit system due to dependencies issue.

However, install the old skype from Canonical partners repository will also install the required libraries we need for NEW skype.

a.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands one by one to remove old skype and .skype folder:

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin

rm -rf ~/.skype

b.) Open “Software & Updates” and enable Canonical partners repository under Other Software tab.

Enable canonical partners repository

c.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to install old skype:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install skype

UPDATE: Below steps are no longer required! Just do the above step a.), b.) and c.) will install Skype 4.3 in your system.

c.) Once installed, remove the old skype package:

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin

2. Download & install Skype 4.3

Download the “Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch)” package from: www.skype.com/go/linux

Download Skype 4.3 for Linux

Click to install the package via Ubuntu Software Center. Or run command below in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

cd ~/Downloads/ && sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_*.deb

Once installed, you’re able to open Skype 4.3 from Unity Dash result:

Skype 4.3 Ubuntu 14.04

skype video call

This quick tip is going to show beginners how to install Skype in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Ubuntu 13.10 final will be release on October 17th. Now it’s in beta 2. If you’re going to install Skype on Ubuntu Desktop, this tutorial may help.

1.) Skype is available in Canonical Partners repository, so first we’re going to enable this repository. Search and open Software & Updates from Unity Dash. When it opens, navigate to Other Software tab. Check on the first two lines.

enable canonical partners repository

2.) Install Synaptic Package Manager from Ubuntu Software Center. When done, you can use the tool to install Skype (see picture):

install skype ubuntu

If you don’t want to install Synaptic, you can also run below commands instead in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install skype

To fix Skype no sound or distorted sound issues occured on Ubuntu 13.10:

sudo sed -i 's/^Exec=.*/Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype %U/' /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

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