skype for Linux UBUNTU

H.S. hs.samix at
Tue Jan 20 21:49:21 UTC 2009

Giuseppe Fuggiano wrote:
> 2009/1/20 MISS R FALCON ROCA <rociofalconroca at>:
>> HI, I have installed "skype-debian_2.0.0. 72-1_i386(2).deb", but I dont know how
>> to open it so that I can use skype on my laptop... When I click on the icon, the
>> package installer for skype comes up, but it is already installed... Is it free
>> to use the ubuntu linux version of skype?
> Basically, you shouldn't install applications using deb packages
> directly because, in general, you could miss its dependencies and mess
> up your Ubuntu installation (that's the Windows way ;).

Please correct me if I am wrong here. While installing a deb package,
checks for the necessary dependencies before the actual installation
occurs are performed and error messages are given regarding missing or
conflicting dependencies. More info here:

Thus installing from a dep package is thus *not* the Windows way!



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