Skype 1.4 Beta on Ubuntu Feisty 7.04

Skype Linux Shot

My wife has been an avid user of Skype lately for conference calls with her club. Typically running her calls on the Windows platform, I had to find an alternative solution for myself. Nice to know that Skype supports Linux and their most recent Beta has Feisty Fawn listed at the top of the list of several distributions. Just a simple Debian package you download and install as I’ll show. Skype for Linux website.

Download Skype

Please note the requirements:

Hardware requirements

  • 400 Mhz processor or faster.
  • 256 MB RAM.
  • 20 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
  • Microphone and speakers or headset.
  • Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).

Software requirements

  • Qt 4.2.1+
  • D-Bus 1.0.0
  • libsigc++ 2.0.2
  • libasound2 1.0.12

Next, just click on the Feisty link to download the skype-1.4.0.74.deb file and open the file by clicking Ok. Ubuntu should try opening it with the default – GDebi Package Installer.

Skype Gdebi

So click on the Install Package Button to install Skype.

Skype Package Installer

Once installed, you will see Skype in your menu under Application > Internet> Skype

Skype Desktop Shot

Upon launching Skype you’ll be greeted by the license agreement.

Skype User Agreement

Next upon agreeing, you will see Skype ready to accept you login information – if you don’t have an account – just sign up for a free one.

Skype ii

Here is my Skype account running – I did remove some information from the screen – so yours shouldn’t look all empty like mine.

SKype Dhashi

For more information, screenshots and faqs – check out the Skype Website.

-dhashi

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2 Responses to “Skype 1.4 Beta on Ubuntu Feisty 7.04”

  1. excowboy Says:

    Hey, many thanks. Didn’t know that there is a new beta out there.

  2. Skype 1.4 Beta für Linux « Dünnes Says:

    […] Skype 1.4 Beta für Linux Posted Juni 17, 2007 Für Linux gibts eine neue Beta Version von Skype. Via dhashi. […]

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