Here’s a brief tutorial that shows you how to easily install Skype VOIP software in Ubuntu 12.10. If you don’t already know what Skype is, then let me give you a brief summary of it.

Skype is a program that lets you make telephone calls over the Internet using your computer or other devices. If you’re making a phone call to someone who is also using Skype, the call is free. Doesn’t matter where in the world the person is.

Skype also lets you make calls to regular telephones or mobile phones. Although not free but cheaper than most services.

Without wasting anymore of your time, let’s get going.


  • Install Skype in Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add Ubuntu Partner Repository. Skype is part of this software repository including Adobe Reader and other useful programs.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner"




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Skype

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype




Go to Dash and launch Skype