Ubuntu 10.10 ..(Maverick Meerkat) is one of the popular operating system among desktop users.Although Ubuntu has lot of useful applications that comes by default but still some common applications are not installed.Skype,the popular VoIP software is one of them.You can install skype on Ubuntu either from the Synaptic Package Manager or by opening it with Ubuntu Software Center after the manual download from it’s official website.
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On Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx LTS),Empathy IM Client is installed by default but if you are wondering whether the cross-platform voip application, Skype(a free voip software for making Internet call using voice over Internet protocol,audio call,video call and conference,instant messaging..) is available for Ubuntu 10.04 or not,then relax…It’s now available for Ubuntu or other Linux Distro.Skype 2.1 Beta 2 has just released for Ubuntu 10.04.Skype supports many flavors of Linux;In case of Ubuntu,it’s available for 32-bit ubuntu 10.04 as well as for 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(Actually it supports only few latest version of ubuntu,after 8.10).
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Install Skype on Ubuntu 10.04
Conclusion : Skype is a free-ware application not an open source!,if you want open source alternative to skype then install google talk or Empathy Client.