Skpye is the most popular application in the Internet world for Audio/Video calling, Videoconferencing and the amazing support of IM and file sharing. Currently Skype 8.58 is available to download from Skype official download page. Use this tutorial to install Skype on Debian desktop system.
Step 1 – Prerequisites
Your Debian Linux system must have desktop enabled. Login to your Debian Linux system via GUI for terminal access to complete this tutorial.
Step 2 – Install Skype on Debian
First of all, download the Skype package for Debian system from its official download page. You can also use the below command to download the latest available Debian package.
Then, use the following command to install downloaded skype package on your Ubuntu system.
sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb
In the case of the above command failed to install package due to any dependency run command.
sudo apt-get install -f
Step 3 – Launch Skype
Use your dashboard skype button to start skype on your system, or you can use the following command as well.
With the first time, it will prompt for accepting an agreement.