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How to Enable Canonical Partners and Install Skype
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:55:14 am »
To enable Canonical Partners and install Skype from the repository.  Navigate to menu>Preferences>Software & Updates.  After the window opens, select Other Software and check/tick the Canonical Partners box. You will be asked for your user password when you close the window.  This will update the cache.  You will now be able to download Skype from the terminal.  To do this, open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  Enter the following command into the terminal window:
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sudo apt-get install skype
Hit enter and enter your user password if asked.  Hit enter again and follow the instructions presented in the terminal window.  After the installation has completed, you'll be able to access Skype by navigating to: menu > Internet > Skype.

Alternatively you can now install Skype from the, Synaptic Package Manager or the Software Manager.  These can be found by navigating to: menu > System Tools > Synaptic Package Manager and menu > System Tools > Software Manager respectively.  That's it ;).

Edit:- Amended the now defunct apt only code shortcut to include sudo apt-get
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Re: How to Enable Canonical Partners and Install Skype
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 10:42:11 am »
Nice one Andy :)
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