August 28, 2007
(if you have Ubuntu 6 – Edgy Eft see my other post)
Really really straightforward!
just go to the skype download page (here)
- Look for the Ubuntu logo and hit “Feisty Fawn” to start downloading
- Once the download is finished you’ll find the skype-debian_188.8.131.52-1_i386.deb (that’s how it’s currently called, it may change name) on your desktop or wherever your download files go.
- Open the downloaded package, then the Package Installer will do the rest.
May 2, 2007
When I had Ubuntu up and running I was quite anxious to play with the new OS and customize it with my favorite apps. Some apps I was able to install via Add/Remove Applications (Azureus, Amule, VLC) quite easily, other apps I had to understand how Synaptic worked and read through the Ubuntu wikis.
The first app I wanted to install was Skype and here I describe how I did it hoping it comes handy to other beginners like me.
Installing Skype through Repository:
- Go to: System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager
You will be asked for your system password, then a Synaptic Package Manager window will come up.
This window shows the so called repositories which control the installation process and get the application packets from the Internet into the OS.
- From the Synaptic Pagake Manager window click Settings>Repositories.
- From the new window Software Sources select the Third Party tab and click Add.
- Paste the following into the APT Line field:
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
then click OK and OK again until you get back to the Synaptic Package Manager.
- Click Reload to refresh the repositories
- Search and Mark for installation the packet Skype, click on apply and keep going until the application is completely installed
- If all went right you will find Skype from the menu Applications>Internet