For some reason it won't let me install skype! I looked at this link How to install skype in ubuntu 16.04 typed these:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install skype

and got these error messages:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package skype

Thank you for all the help!

  • Did you enable the partners repository? Do you have 32 bit architecture enabled? – Byte Commander Nov 15 '16 at 20:46
  • I don't know. I'm new and just got ubuntu working today. – Ubuntu User Nov 15 '16 at 20:54
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    Enabling the partner repo through GUI or commandline is described in both answers to the question you linked and enabling 32bit architecture from the command-line is described in the second answer there. But it's probably the partner repo which is missing. – Byte Commander Nov 15 '16 at 21:09
  • Why is this marked as duplicate? – Ubuntu User Nov 16 '16 at 11:56
  • Also, please tell me in a step-by-step process please! – Ubuntu User Nov 16 '16 at 11:58

Install the new version, which is a lot better then the ancient 4.3 version. It does not support video calls at the moment (unless you both are using Skype for Linux Alpha), but everything else has been working very well for me.

1. Download the DEB from here.

2. Double click to install it.

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    That's the new Skype for Linux Alpha version. It's not ready for productive use. – David Foerster Nov 16 '16 at 0:25
  • I'm using ubuntu 16.04.01 not linux alpha – Ubuntu User Nov 16 '16 at 11:59
  • @UbuntuUser It is "Skype for Linux" Alpha. It's a new and not yet stable development version of Skype that is completely different from the traditional Skype client for Linux. – Byte Commander Nov 16 '16 at 12:44
  • What is the download name for terminal? – Ubuntu User Nov 16 '16 at 13:25

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