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I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit. I have tried commands and installing skype directly from the internet, it does not happen. In laymen's term with detailed description can anyone please help me install Skype on my device?

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    Could you please edit your question as to describe what exactly you have tried? I.e. what commands you entered etc. – s3lph May 17 '15 at 11:18

Download the 12.04 multiarch version from here then you can both double click on it or execute from the Download folder

sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu...

you can just type skype then press tab


Download Skype for Linux in http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/, choose multiarch, install the deb version (Using sudo dpkg -i skypefile.deb) and after it push it all by using sudo apt-get -f install .

It will install the necessaries programs.

If you failed with multiarch, you can choose the 32 bit and do the same, it will install 32 bit libraries.

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