Step by Step guide to install Skype 4.1 Ubuntu 12.10 / 12.04 / 11.10


Skype is a software that allows to make free Skype-to-Skype to anyone else, call to landlines and mobiles, group chat with up to 200 people or conference call with up to 25 others.

Skype 4.1 has just been released for Linux systems which brings better compatibility for Unity and Gnome Shell.

New features and changes in this release is

  • Chat with your Windows Live Messenger friends on Skype
  • Sign in using your Microsoft account without the need to create a new Skype account
  • Better video quality for video chat

Currently the newest version isn’t yet available in Ubuntu Partner’s repository so you must manually download and install it.

To install Skype 4.1 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 open the terminal and run following commands for 32 bit platforms:

sudo apt-get install libxss1 
cd /tmp 
wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu-32/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu*.deb

To install Skype 4.1 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 open the terminal and run following commands for 64 bit platforms:

sudo apt-get install libxss1 
cd /tmp 
wget wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu-64/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu*.deb

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My name is Vidyadhar Sarmalkar & I work as a consultant and have done RHCE & CCNA.
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