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I tried sudo apt-get install skype and it shows Unable to locate package skype How should I install it ?

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marked as duplicate by karel, darent, Luis Alvarado Apr 28 '14 at 17:40

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Did you check here?… FYI: Skype is not Free Software and therefore not in the main repository. – mcantsin Apr 28 '14 at 16:58
Add the repository: sudo sh -c 'echo "deb quantal partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list' then just sudo apt-get install skype – RhZ Apr 28 '14 at 17:31
  1. Download the .deb file from

  2. Select Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch) in the drop down menu.

  3. Double left-click on the .deb file it downloads. Ubuntu Software Center should handle the installation.

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you can activate in the repository the programs of partners and you can do sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install skype end it's all, ubuntu it's characterized by the easiest forms to do something

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