Version File size 22 MB. Official release. Release date: February 5, 2008. File name: SkypeSetup.exe

Application Details:

Version: 3.6.X
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.13

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Free Download Download Skype For Windows

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Seems to complete installation.
Program Launches.

What does not

The login screen & beyond.


What was not tested

Anything beyond login screen.

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 26 20091.1.13Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 26 20080.9.58.Yes Yes BronzeJon 
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20080.9.55.Yes Yes GarbageJon 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Native version available
There is a native Linux version of Skype available at the official Skype website.

Also you can use Skype for a web browser.
Fix: Skype Crashing every 5 minutes

To fix the problem of Skype crashing every 5 minutes:

  • Set winecfg to run in Windows 98 mode
  • In a terminal:
    • wget
    • sh winetricks dcom98


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by sphericalhorse on Sunday April 14th 2013, 17:10
Winetricks says that dcom98 is unknown arg.
by Artem S. Tashkinov on Sunday April 14th 2013, 19:31
Skype 3.6 no longer works with the Skype network.

Skype 3.8 doesn't work in Wine.

Use native Skype.