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I am new to using the Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit OS and I absolutely love it. This honestly feels like the biggest change since moving from my 1983 Nec PC 22 Lb. Laptop to a Desktop pc. But I can not, for the life of me, install Skype. I have tried reading all over this website and the internet, and tried what feels like everything.

I have purged it, run the update, etc. The most common way I have tried, other than all of the command line tips Ive read, is going into the software center after adding the repositories, and trying to install from there. I then get a pop up after clicking install that says the followng:

"This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time."
When I click on 'Details', it says :
The following packages have unmet dependencies:

skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is not going to be installed

I have tried to install it from the launchpad repository as suggested somewhere on here, and get no luck. I have removed it, and tried installing directly from the website as with no luck. I want to stay with Ubuntu, I took the step at finally going with it, and feel I will have no choice but go back b/c I need Skype. I would truly appreciate it if one of you can help me with this. It seems to be a bug of some sort, I'm not sure. Thank you all.


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You should try [this][1] . It worked for me. [1]: askubuntu.com/questions/215298/… –  Achilleas Kontozoglou Nov 11 '12 at 14:15

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