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What is difference between skype static and dynamic? which package is the best for Ubuntu 12.04 on aspire one (d255e-mic issues). Static newest version - 2.2.0.99 Dynamic and .deb - -2.2.0.35 cheers

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  • A static binary/program is one that does not have any other dependencies; it will usually run on recent Linux distributions without having to install any other libraries.
  • A dynamic binary/program (much more common) depends on other libraries to run, and your package manager will usually install these automatically when you install the program.

Short answer: go for the dynamic, unless you get some error and it doesn't work, in which case you can try static.

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You need "sudo" (root) to install dynamic build skype. You can use regular user (dedicated for skype) to extract and run static build skype.

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