How to install skype on ubuntu desktop

irrespective of which version of ubuntu desktop you are running i.e. (14.04, 16.04, 12.04) the installation of skype follows the same procedure.  This quick tutorial will guide you through the process and provide instructions on how to install skype on your ubuntu desktop.

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Install multi arch
Multiarch enables you install library packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This is useful in various ways, but the most common is installing both 64 and 32-bit software on the same machine and having dependencies correctly resolved automatically. In general you can have libraries of more than one architecture installed together and applications from one architecture or another installed as alternatives. Note that it does not enable multiple architecture versions of applications to be installed simultaneously.

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Install Skype

Once the process is complete you can either call skype from the terminal:

Or search for in your Dash.

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