A newer version of Skype VOIP software was just released and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). If you don’t know what Skype is, it is a software that lets you make free calls to anyone around the world using Skype software or cheap phone calls from your computer to landlines or mobile devices.

It works in Windows, Mac and Linux and can be downloaded easily from this website.

So, to get it working in Ubuntu, follow these steps below.


  • Install Skype 4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
  • Enjoy!

To get started go to this website and download a version for your system. You can choose a 32-bit or 64-bit version for your system.


When prompted, choose ‘Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default)’




Then click the ‘Install’ button to install it.