Skype released new version, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install latest Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/Other Ubuntu based distributionsSkype allows people to communicate with each other by messaging, voice calling and video calling over internet. Skype also provides services for phone calls on the telephone networks. Everybody can call on Skype network free of charge there is […]

Integrate Skype with Unity using Skype Wrapper

Install Skype Wrapper in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/12/11/10/9Skype-wrapper is a additional third-party tool developed for Skype, the aim for this tool is to integrate Skype with Unity desktop. Skype-wrapper automatically launch at start-up and wait for Skype to be launched. It works perfect with Skype 4.0+ versions, it recommended that add […]

Get The Sound Working In Skype With Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 (and derivatives) users: if you’re using Skype downloaded from its official website and not from the Ubuntu repositories, chances are the sound in Skype is either distorted or there’s no sound at all.This issue occurs because Ubuntu 13.10 ships with PulseAudio 4.0 and Skype doesn’t properly support it yet.This Skype issue can be […]

How To Automatically Mute Music When Receiving VoIP Calls [PulseAudio]

By default, in Ubuntu and probably other Linux distributions, if you’re playing music in Rhythmbox, Audacious and so on while receiving a call in applications such as Skype, Ekiga Softphone, SFLphone VoIP Client and other VoIP applications, the music continues to play even after answering the call. PulseAudio has a feature that allows pausing or […]

Fix Skype Not Working In Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail [For Users With Proprietary Nvidia Drivers]

Some Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail users are having issues with Skype not starting when using the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers (it crashes / segfaults). So here’s a work-around you can use to get it to work until this is fixed in Ubuntu / Skype.Get Skype to work In Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (with proprietary Nvidia […]

Install Skype in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint

Install latest Skype 4.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu12.04 Precise/11.10 oneiric/11.04/10.10/10.04/9.10/Linux Mint Versions/Any Ubuntu based distributions Skype allows people to communicate with each other by messaging, voice calling and video calling over internet. Skype also provides services for phone calls on the telephone networks. Everybody can call on Skype network free of charge there […]

Skype 4.1 For Linux Released, Adds Option To Chat With Windows Live Messenger Users

Skype 4.1 for Linux has been released yesterday. Unfortunately, there’s no official changelog, but one new feature is obvious: an option to sign in with a Microsoft account and chat with your Windows Live Messenger friends from Skype.When you start Skype 4.1 for Linux, you’ll have two login options: one using your regular Skype account […]

5 Skype alternatives for Linux users

While many people use Skype for its free voice over IP (VoIP) services, Linux users have a love/hate relationship with it. Yes, Skype will run on some versions of Linux, but it doesn’t run on all of them, and the Linux version (2.2-beta) lags far behind the Windows version (Skype 5.3). That’s three major generations […]

Skype Open-Source Update Expected Soon

Back in November there was an official announcement from Skype concerning an open-source Linux client. Details since then have been scarce on what exactly Skype plans to provide as open-source software, with some speculating just the user-interface/front-end side will be opened up. Skype though has continued in recent months of providing new Linux betas of […]

Skype for Linux 2.1 Beta 2 adds screen sharing

Nearly five months after the release of the first beta, the Skype for Linux developers have announced the availability of the second beta for version 2.1 of their Linux Skype client. In addition to several localisation updates and bug fixes, version 2.1.0.81 of Skype for Linux adds a number of new features that have been […]