How can I install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 with synaptic? I don't want to download from the site

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! It is very nice that you want to help others, but here we like Questions to have Answers. Could you reformat this so that it is a question, and then answer it with your information! – Tim Apr 19 '15 at 8:26
  • @Tim @"Kauko Peltonen" I agree with Tim – user175999 Apr 19 '15 at 9:24

Answered in Question

Open 'System Settings'. Under 'Ubuntu programs' choose the following 3 sources:

  1. ' Free and open source programs packed by Canonical (main)' ;
  2. 'Free and open source programs supported by community (universe)'
  3. ' Programs restricted by copyright and legal issues (multiverse)'

Under 'Other programs' choose the following 3

  1. 'Canonical partners, applications of partners packed by Canonical' ;
  2. 'Independent, Applications of other developers'
  3. 'Independent (source code), Applications of other developers';

Open Software Update by searching the dash and update it.

Install Synaptic Package Manager with this command:

sudo apt-get install synaptic

or by searching the Software Center for Synaptic

Search for skype and right click. Choose mark for Installation and the click Apply.

Now your installation is finished, test it!

  • Tim hi, this new text is excellent work ! One addition, if possible: Synaptic application can be installed also from 'Ubuntu Application Selection' (correct name in English ??) just by writing 'Synaptic' and clicking it for installation. Brsgs, Kauko – Kapel Apr 19 '15 at 17:40
  • @KaukoPeltonen Pleasure :) I take it you realise why I edited the question and put it into an answer - this page may explain more blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/…? – Tim Apr 19 '15 at 17:43
  • Tim hi, excellent ! Could you or someone forward this new edited text for those who make / issue Ubuntu iser instructions, so that other persons - perhaps - couild utilize this ''click - click'' installation method in case they hesitate to utilize terminal installation method. I do not know how to do it. Brds, Kauko – Kapel Apr 19 '15 at 17:53
  • One more possible addtion to this text might be: ''After your testing is OK, you can add skype-pigin and skype-empathy packages with Synaptic later to your Skype in case you want to have Pigin and Empahty features also.'' Brgds, Kauko – Kapel Apr 20 '15 at 0:41

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