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?
Step 1: Remove previous version.
It is Important if you installed older version of Skype on your Ubuntu, Clear the old Skype folder before installing latest version. Then clear that by using:
Step 2: Preparing to Installing Skype.
Step 3: Installing Skype
Method 1: Download and install from file
Method 2: Install Skype from Canonical Partner Repository
So add the Canonical Partner Repository to "updates" list by following the command:
Then install Skype via the Software-Center or via the Terminal.
Why you need to install gdebi instead of using dpkg or Ubuntu software center.
dpkg (for Debian package) is a software tool from the command line is responsible for installing, creating, deleting, and managing Debian (packets deb), the type of packets processed by Ubuntu. It also allows the Debian package management from sources outside the apt repositories.
To install packages,
gdebi is an application installation and management of Debian (.deb) packages. This is a utility that works both in graphic mode console and allow the installation of packages outside of APT deposits : from a website, CD-ROM, portable media, etc.
It has the same functionality as
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Install From Ubuntu Software Center
As of August 2, 2014, you can now install Skype 4.3 directly from the Ubuntu Software Center.
To do this, you must first enable the Canonical Partner Repository, using the following steps (based on steps provided by OMG! Ubuntu; see source):
Then search for Skype in the Ubuntu Software Center and install it as you would any other software.
Install From Skype's Website
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:
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:
Now you can find Skype in the dash, run it and enjoy it!
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