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Skype 4.3 is just released with considerable improvements. As a regular Skype user I want to use the latest Skype on my Ubuntu 14.04, but there is no updates from Update Manager. Even in Skype website only Skype 4.3 is available only for Ubuntu 12.04. Is there anyway to use this latest Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 or how much we have to wait for the update?

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You already got a couple of howto answers. Just wanted to add that there is a wishlist bug about updating the Canonical Partner repository: launchpad.net/bugs/1280109 Please feel free to mark that it affects you, and maybe add a comment. ;) –  Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jun 25 at 14:22
    
Thanks for your idea. I've done that. –  tuxtu Jun 29 at 3:49

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You can download the latest version of Skype as a .deb package directly from its website. Choose the 12.04 (multiarch) version if you're running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or newer; it'll still work if you're on i.e. 14.04 LTS, because that's just what Microsoft lists as the minimum Ubuntu version.

Once you have it, run the following commands to ensure your system is clear of any previous installations:

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386

Then double-click on the downloaded .deb file to open it in the Ubuntu Software Center and install it like any other software.

Afterwards, also run the following command in the terminal to ensure that support for the indicator menu is available:

sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386

Now you can find Skype in the dash, run it and enjoy it!

(Source: WebUpd8)

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Install Skype 4.3

Step1: Remove Prevouse version

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386
sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386

Step2: Install Skype

For 32bit OS

sudo apt-get install gdebi
wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb
sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

For 64bit OS

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gdebi
wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb
sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

From (Here)

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For Skype 4.3

Run this in the Terminal Ctrl+Alt+T:

sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386
wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64 -O /tmp/skype-ubuntu-latest_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i /tmp/skype-ubuntu-latest_i386.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
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that will install a beta version –  BЈовић Jun 28 at 10:21

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