Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix, New York
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 376

Rep: Reputation: 11
Skype for Slackware

I was just looking through and noticed that there's no Skype download, although there is a Static one and also for Debian as well as Ubuntu (amongst some other distros).

Does Skype work well in WINE or am I just better off waiting for a Linux distro?

One slight reason for my concern is because I've heard that Microsoft bought Skype, and if that occurs we might not get as much support as we need and may have to resort to using WINE for Skype.
Old 07-07-2011, 12:15 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hello Konphine,

you can use the static version of skype with Slackware. But note that if you're running Slackware64 you'll have to install AlienBob's multilib.

1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-07-2011, 02:25 PM   #3
Registered: Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix, New York
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 376

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 11
Thank you markush.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
latest skype Skype and Slackware --current anti_user Slackware 10 04-07-2011 03:22 PM
[SOLVED] Skype 2.1 for Slackware 64 bit.. how? drfrostbyte Slackware 9 04-05-2011 04:53 AM
noise in skype to skype calls in skype v2.1 beta for fedora mq15 Linux - Software 0 01-20-2010 01:04 AM
skype on slackware alexrait1 Slackware 23 04-02-2008 10:29 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration