Skype is a popular application specialising in providing video chat, and voices call between computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Skype also supports certain gaming consoles such as the Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S consoles, smartwatches, and even Alexa. Another feature that Skype has been a leader in for many years is instant messaging and file sharing. The software is owned by Microsoft, and is free and does not require a license.
Our guide will show you how to install Skype for the Linux platform Debian 10, Buster.
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Prerequisites for Skype
You will need to have root access or a username with sudo privileges to install Skype for Debian 10, Buster.
Make sure your system is up to date and WGET is installed on your system.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade \ sudo apt install wget
Download Skype .deb Package
Next, open your terminal and type the following WGET command to download Skype.
The download is approx 114MB at this current time. It should take only a few minutes.
Now you have downloaded Skype, install it with the following command.
You should get the following output:
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Skype for Debian 10, Buster.
You can start Skype by typing the following command in your terminal.
The second option is finding the program in your Applications Menu.
The .deb package you installed automatically added the Skype repository to your system. To verify this, use the cat command to verify the file and its structure.
An example output:
deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main
Comments and Conclusion
The guide has shown you have to install Skype for your Debian 10 desktop successfully. Skype isn’t as popular as modern-day programs to communicate as it once was but still is a handy feature to have as many people still refer to using Skype in both the private and business world.