Skype, the most popular peer to peer application with millions of active users worldwide. Skype is so simple to install if you are using windows operating system but it in Ubuntu and some other Linux environment it is available only through partners repository where popular open source software are stored. For example,in Ubuntu 14.10 it is available through Partners repository. But how many of you know about it ?
Ubuntu Partners repository is not activated by default. You have to manually enable the repository. You can add those repositories in your machines and install any available package that is available in repository. This is a very simple and effective way developers and users can work together to get software managed and installed.
Step 1 : Enable Ubuntu Partner repository by running the commands in terminal window.
sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner
Step 2: Now it’s time to use the update command
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Once Ubuntu system is refreshed we have to execute Skype installation command.
sudo apt-get install skype
With in few minutes the skype voip applications will be installed and start messaging your loved ones in real time.