Install Skype in Ubuntu 14.04

A new update of Skype version (Skype 4.2) is available for Ubuntu distributions. Use the below method to install :

1. Remove the existing ones ”

$ sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin

2. Download the debian package from the skype website :

$ sudo wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb

3. Install :

$ sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

4. Install the below necessary packages if not already installed :

In 32 bit :

$ sudo apt-get install sni-qt

In 64 bit :

sudo apt-get install sni-qt sni-qt:i386

That’s it! 🙂

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