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I'm new to Ubuntu and I was trying to download Skype when it just stopped with the bar roughly around 25% and when I go to progress it says "Skype" then "Applying Changes" below it, and the bar all the way at the end about 25% orange.

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How long progress bar remained at 25%? Please add that to the question. For many applications, it is quite normal for the progress bar to stay at a place for say 2-5 minutes and then you may notice it suddenly reached 100% – Jamess Aug 21 '12 at 3:58

Install Skype Using terminal. Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype

give password.. Packages for Skype will be downloaded and installed automatically.

After completing Process , You can find Skype installed

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