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When I download Skype for Linux Alpha from here and click on it, software center opens and crashes immediately. This does not happen with other .deb files that I have downloaded. Any suggestions?

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    Install the deb using dpkg. – Pilot6 Feb 2 '17 at 15:52
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This is common bugs with new software center, as its not dependable yet to install third-party .deb files.

Please try install the .deb files using dpkg instead of software center:

sudo dpkg -i /path/to/your/skype.deb

Replace /path/to/your/skype.deb with your exact path.

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