Skype 4.3 for Linux was released a few years back and there had not been any further updates. This tutorial is primarily focused on showing those that are currently running Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04 on how to install Skype for Linux on their machine.
Quick Highlight of Skype 4.3
- An updated UI
- Our 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
- Lot of bug fixes
This version dropped support for direct Alsa support so you need to install PulseAudio 4.0 or greater for the best calling experience.
Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04
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
sudo apt-get install gdebi wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_184.108.40.206-1_i386.deb sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_220.127.116.11-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gdebi wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_18.104.22.168-1_i386.deb sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_22.214.171.124-1_i386.debcomments powered by Disqus