[SATLUG] Linux Skype 64-bit

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sun Jun 7 13:20:14 CDT 2009


> 
> I live in rural Bandera, Tx and have been using Skype w/USB phone for the p=
> ast month on my Dell Inspiron laptop.=A0 For broadband connectivity, I use =
> a Sprint aircard.=A0 I pay $4.00 a month to make phone calls anywhere in th=
> e USA.=A0 I pay nothing to talk internationally to my relatives who also ha=
> ve Skype.=A0=20
> 
> Sadly, my laptop is only 32 bit and I've been using Windows Vista OS.=A0 I =
> really like FAST, FREE (as in troublefree) surfing experiences while I sear=
> ch for the end of the Internet (I'm told it has no beginning and it has no =
> end).=A0=20
> 
> I'm thinking that I will buy a 64 bit laptop and / or desktop in the next f=
> ew months because I only have one laptop right now...=A0=A0 The laptop I ha=
> ve has been in the shop for several hardware failures (and it's a dell).=A0=
>  Thank goodness, it's under warranty.=A0 I need to have a spare one for my =
> jobs.=A0 I freelance write, telecommute for my software engineering job and=
>  also work for CHCS.=A0=20
> 
> I plan on installing Ubuntu and use Skype.=A0 Any Suggestions?

Mary,
I had trouble with Skype and Linux until I found an older statically linked
version, that worked great, and it is 32-bit. You can run it on both 64- and 32-bit
installations. If you can't find it, I can probably dig it up somewhere.

-b.


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