How can I use Skype on Ubuntu?

Skype is proprietary software that allows you to make calls over the Internet using your computer.

Skype uses decentralized peer-to-peer technologies, so your calls do not go through a central server, but through distributed servers and other users.

The Skype software is free to use, but it is not free software; the source code is proprietary and not available for modification.

Skype is not installed by default on Ubuntu. Follow these steps to install Skype for Linux:

  • Open your web browser and go to the Download Skype page.

  • Click the Get Skype for Linux DEB button.

  • In the window which shows up, select Open with and Software Install (default), and then click the OK button.

  • Ubuntu Software is opened. Click the Install button and authenticate.