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Install Skype On Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”

Here is a guide that will show you how to install Skype on a 32-bit or a 64-bit system.


Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. To install Skype you first need to download the package, open a terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) and copy+paste the following line:
For 32-bit version:

wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32

For 64-bit version:

wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64


Then you need you install some extra libraries:

sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2


Now you can install Skype using the downloaded package. To install Skype type the following line in a terminal window:

sudo dpkg -i getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32
or
sudo dpkg -i getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64


To start Skype press Alt+F2 and type: skype

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