Skype is a free to use Voice/Video/Text communications program that allows you to call your distant relatives, video chat with friends and much more, it is available on multiple operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux based OS’s. In this post I will show you how to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) by adding the proper repository and then using the apt-get command to install it.I installed Skype on a fresh new copy of Ubuntu 12.10 and it needed about 150mb to download due to all of the required packages that came with it.
Adding The Skype Repository On Ubuntu 12.10
Before you can install Skype you need to add the proper repository so that apt-get knows where to download the Skype package from. You can do this by adding the Canonical Partner Repository with the command found below.
sudo apt-add-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner”
Update Available Packages List
You will need to update your available packages list to include the new repository that you added that contains Skype. You can do this by running the following command.
sudo apt-get update
Install Skype On Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
After you have completed all of the steps left the only thing left to do is install Skype on your system by using the command below.
sudo apt-get install skype
I hope this post has helped you to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.10. Please don’t forget to share or like this post as it will help the blog out a ton, thanks!