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Old 04-28-2008, 10:46 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2006
Distribution: Debian 3.1, Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake
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Skype or equivalant for ubuntu 8.04 64 bit architecture

Hi Everyone,
Well i have been trying to download skype to my laptop so my gf and i can talk to her parents overseas, however i am having the hardest time to find a version of skype for the 64 bit architecture of ubuntu 8.04.
has anyone else had success in using skype or a similar product for ubuntu?
Old 04-29-2008, 03:24 AM   #2
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Hi - just download the deb for 32-bit version and install it using:
dpkg -i --force-architecture skype-debian_2.0.0.68-1_i386.deb

It works fine as long as you have got the compat libs installed (sudo apt-get install ia32-libs)



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