Skpye is most popular application in Internet world for Audio/Video calling, Video conferencing and amazing support of IM and file sharing. Currently Skype 4.3 is available to install on Ubuntu using PPA repository. Below is the few key features of Skype and installation instructions.
Features of Skype –
- Audio Calling (Free Skype to Skype)
- Video Calling
- Video conferencing
- File sharing
- Screen sharing
- Group screen sharing
- Voice messaging
- Configurable transfer speed limits
- Calls to mobiles and landlines
- And many more features…
Step 1 – Add PPA in Your System
Use the following command to install canonical PPA in your system.
$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ `lsb_release -cs` partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skpye.list""
Or you can simply enable canonical repository in your system at following location
System Settings >> Software & Updates >> Other Software (Tab) >> Select Canonical Partners
Step 2 – Install Skype
Use following commands to install skype on you Ubuntu system.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install skype
Step 3 – Start Skype
Use you dashboard skype button to start skype on your system, or you can use following command as well.
With the fist time it will prompt for accepting agreement, Click on
After accepting agreement you will get skype login screen. Enjoy the features of Skype.