In our guide, we'll show how to install Skype on Ubuntu in the easiest and fastest way. Also, such an installation will be relevant not only for Ubuntu, but also for other distributives, such as Debian or Linux Mint.

Open skype official page skype.com in your browser and click “Download Skype” link.

On the download page, select "Get Skype for Linux DEB".

Click "Get Skype for Linux DEB".

Save the installation package on your computer. Click Save.

Wait for download complete.

Open the folder with the downloaded installation package.

Run the installer by double-click downloaded package.

Click Install.

Enter your system administrator password to start the installation.

Wait for the installation to complete.

After installation you can see skype icon in the programs list. For quick access to the program, you can drag this icon to the quick launch bar.

Click Skype icon to open the program.

To configure the program click "Let's Go".

You can log into an existing skype account or create a new one. Click "Sign in or Create".

To log into an existing skype account, enter the associated email. Click "Next".

Enter the password for your account. Click Sign In.

On this step you can remove or change your avatar. Click Continue.

On this step, the system will check the settings of the audio equipment. You can also make a test call to the Skype technical account to check the sound. Click Continue.

On the next step, the system will check the video equipment settings, if it is connected. Click Continue.

The program configuration and setup is completed. You can change any settings from the program options menu at any time. Click OK.

Now Skype is installed on your system and you can start chat with your friends.

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