Skype in Ubuntu (with wine)

There is a native Skype client for Ubuntu, but for voice calls, it just doesn’t work! I’m running Ubuntu 9.04 (64-bit) on a Dell Latitude 5500. Sound works just fine for other applications, so why not Skype?

I investigated using wine. And after a number of trials, I can confidently say that I found a working combination. I’m running wine release 1.01 (stable release that comes with Ubuntu). The latest version of Skype doesn’t work, so I had to look for an older version. Skype version 3.2.0.145 running in Windows 98 mode on wine does the job!

I’ve tested using the default test call as well as with a friend. And no problems so far!

I’m feeling sleepy now…. ZZZzzzz… goodnight!

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