Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04

Skype is proprietary software that allows you to make calls over the Internet using your computer. Skype uses semi-decentralized peer-to-peer technologies, so your calls do not go through a central server, but through a pool of dedicated servers. It uses its own proprietary communication protocol to achieve this. In addition, all communications are encrypted from end to end so that others cannot listen in. The Skype software is free to use, but it is not free software; the source code is proprietary and not available for review or modification

The latest release Skype 4.3 for Linux comes with few updates and improvements

  • Offers an updated UI
  • A new cloud-based Group Chat experience
  • More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once
  • Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users
  • PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support
  • Support for direct Alsa support had been dropped
  • Lots of bug fixes

Install Skype 4.3

Step 1: Remove previous version

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386

sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386

Step 2: Install Skype

For 32bit OS

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

For 64bit OS

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb
 
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