Undoubtedly one of the most widely used tools worldwide is Skype for its many features and benefits.
- Calls between Skype users
- Caller ID
- Security in data transfer
- Individual or group video calls
- Instant messenger
- Sending and receiving files
Install Skype in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10
To install Skype on Ubuntu, it will first be necessary to execute the following command to install the canonical repository of the provider:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
If we are using Ubuntu 64 bits it will be required that we enable the i386 architecture for the optimal functioning of Skype, for this we will use the following command:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
We update the system packages using the command:
sudo apt-get update
We perform the Skype installation process by executing the following command:
sudo apt-get install skype
Once the process is finished we will see that Skype has been installed correctly:
In this way, we will install this great utility in Ubuntu 16.10.