If you have installed Ubuntu 14.10 for the first time, you may notice that when searching for Skype in Ubuntu Software Center you won't find it. This is because "Canonical Partners" is not enabled by default.

In this tutorial, we will help you enable it to be able to install Skype under Ubuntu 14.10 or older. You need to follow these simple instructions:

Launch Ubuntu Software Center and then open Edit > Software Sources:

In the new window that pops up, select the "Other Software" tab and then make a tick beside "Canonical Partners" (enter your account passowrd):

Close the window and start the Terminal then run this command:

sudo apt-get update

You can now search Skype using the search box in Ubuntu Software Center, then install "Client for Skype VOIP and instant messaging service":

Alternitevely, you can simply install Skype from PPA using these commands under 32-bit version of Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" 
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype

If you are running under a 64-bit platform, precede the above commands with this one:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Have a nice day :)

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