I tried to install the latest Skype with the latest wine (1.7.38). While the installation itself worked, every time I start Skype, after a minute or so, it crashes.

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Also, there is nothing that seems to be specifically causing the problem (that is, not a single action, or something similar, as there is no "common theme" for the crashes).

All of my wine settings are the default one except the Windows version setting (Windows 8). Yes, I know that it's entirely possible to run a native Skype, but that's old and horrible, so I'd prefer not to do so.

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! ;-) Actually, it's not old and horrible, but (still) secure with few bugs... But let's hope that someone else is running the way you are (I'm using the native Skype) and that has it working... – Fabby Mar 18 '15 at 13:59
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    You do know that there is a native client for skype ? – Νίκος Φυτίλης Mar 18 '15 at 14:37
  • @Fabby thanks :) well, it isn't entirely horrible, but it's... not particularly good, either. And it isn't even near the most recent version. – user389232 Mar 18 '15 at 14:59
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    How can you state it's an old version? The version number of Skype for Linux has nothing to do with the version number of Skype for Windows. – xangua Mar 18 '15 at 17:20
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    Possible duplicate of How to use Skype on Ubuntu – Merlijn Sebrechts Jan 17 '16 at 21:01

According to the Wine Apps DB the only things that work with the latest Skype under wine are chat and file transfer. Audio and video conferencing do not work.

  • Good one! (Upvoted so it gets closer to the top!) – Fabby Mar 18 '15 at 20:02

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