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I am newbie to Freya and I need to install Skype. I tried to download it from the Skype website but there is no support for Freya. There's only an Ubuntu version .deb. Now I don't know how to install it.

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Removing previous version(If you have)

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386
sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386

Clear the old Skype folder before installing latest version.

rm -rf ~/.Skype

Preparing to Installing Skype:

Users of 64-bit should enable MultiArch if it isn't already enabled by running the command:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Update repositories and "updates" list:

sudo apt-get update

Now,

Open Software& Update --> Other software tab then enable Canonical Partner repository.

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Then close --> reload

Install skype

Now open terminal and run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype

Reference here

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