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 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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