Friday, May 24, 2013

How To Install Skype in Fedora OS

How To Install Skype in Fedora OS

What is SKYPE?
Calling, seeing, messaging and sharing with others – wherever they are.

Now Microsoft announce Skype software for Linux OS,Due to lot users are using now a days Linux OS like fedora ,Linux mint, Ubuntu etc

Skype Comes to Linux OS

Skype Technologies has released an initial test version of its Internet telephony application for Linux, 10 months and more than 14 million downloads after releasing the first version for Windows.

The long-awaited Skype for Linux released by Microsoft with major updates, lots of various bug fixes and some minor features from the previous version, and this update is one of the biggest update as of now.

As per Microsoft, the Skype 4.2 has been revamped and redesigned and included a huge number of improvements like fixes navigation issues, increased stability of application for logging from a Microsoft Account (MSN combine into Skype a long back), optimized voice messaging and much more new features.

"Skype for Linux offers most of the same features as the Windows version. The software allows free, unlimited calls over an Internet connection to other Skype users as well as conference calls with up to five users and instant messaging. However, Linux users can't yet host conference calls using Skype,"

How To Install Skype in Fedora OS

Short Description About Skype

Skype is software for calling other people on their computers or phones. Download Skype and start calling for free all over the world.
The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don't even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear.
Additionally it doesn't just work on Windows. Skype is also for Mac OS X, Linux and PDAs using Pocket PC, with a native look and feel for each platform. Talking, sending instant messages or even file transfers work between different platforms like a charm.
  • Skype calling - Skype has all the features of an ordinary phone so it's even easier to manage your calls.
  • Video calling - see who you are talking to at the same time as speaking to them.
  • Add Skype and SkypeOut contacts - Add contacts who use Skype and those who use ordinary phones so you can call more people.
  • Organising groups - group contacts under certain names and share them with your contacts so they can talk to them too.
  • Basic chat and emoticons - when it's not convenient to call, chat or Instant Message (IM) your contacts.
  • Group chat - for when it's easier to chat or Instant Message (IM) all your friends at once.
  • Profile settings - change how you appear to the world and let people know a bit about you.
  • Conference calling - talk to more than one friend at a time.
  • Import contacts - search your address book to find friends and family that already have a Skype name and start calling them for free.
  • View Outlook contacts - view and call your Microsoft Outlook® contacts quickly and directly from your Skype contact list.
  • Quickfilter and Speed-Dial - find Skype contacts, recent chats and SkypeOut contacts quickly and easily, then enter their Skype name to call them back quickly.

Steps To Install Skype in Fedora:

This installation instructions are fairly straight forward and works on Fedora 15,16,17,18,19 etc, 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Step 1:

Open the Terminal in fedora and login as super user then copy the below command and paste in the terminal and then install the Skype
yum install alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 qtwebkit.i686

Step 2:

Next, We need to download the latest Skype 4.2 package from the official site from Skype website  or use following “wget” command to download it through Online (with Internet Connections).


Step 3:

Now Install the “.rpm” package using following command in the terminal window.
rpm -ivh skype-
Now you are ready to use Skype.

That sol we have successfully installed the Skype in 

fedora Linux  OS . You can enjoy now Audio and Video 

Chat in Skype

How To Install Skype in Fedora OS

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