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How to Install Skype 4.2 in Elementary OS Luna

Last updated: August 14, 2013

This simple tutorial shows you how to install Skype in the Elementary OS 0.2 Luna. As you may know, Elementary OS is a lightweight and beautiful Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. So that you can easily install Skype in it via the Canonical Partners repository.

Skype in Elemantary OS

To get started, start the Software Center from dock, navigate to Edit -> Software Sources…

Elementary software sources

In next window, go to Other Software tab. Check the boxes to enable Canonical Partners repository:

elementary enable canonical partners repository

After that, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window. Run below commands to update package lists and install Skype:

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

Install skype in Elementary OS

Once done, you can open Skype from the top-left Applications menu.