The past few days have been all about installing third-party applications. Yes I know some of these are “non-free”, but it does seem like a lot of these are those apps that many of us just can’t do without. So, to continue the series here we have Installing Skype 2.0 on Ubuntu 8.10.
Download The Package
The people behind Skype have provided packages for many Linux distributions. The package that they include for Ubuntu is listed as “Ubuntu 7.04+”, which seems a bit outdated to me. Yes, the package should work properly on Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10, but I think they should update the listing to something more current. (hint hint)
In any event, to install Skype 2.0 on Ubuntu 8.10 simply head to the Skype Download Page and click the Ubuntu 7.04+ listing. This should provide you with a package to save to your Desktop. Once the download is finished simply double-click the file and the installation will take off.
I haven’t used Skype very much outside of close family and friends. Is this something I should start using more? What are your thoughts on Skype as a regular communication tool?