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Version 5.3

Application Details:

Version: 5.3.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

The installation with the following workaround.

1. Download skype for windows.

2. Start the installer.

   1. The installer will download the current version of skype, and save it to "/.wine/drive_c/users/Public/Application Data/Skype/{D6F879CC-59D6-4D4B-AE9B-D761E48D25ED}"

   2. The installer will then freeze.

3. Exit/kill the installer, and run msiexec /i Skype.msi in the above mentioned folder.

4. The installer finishes.

5. Icons are properly created both on the desktop and in the Applications menu (Ubuntu) and both launch the program.

The program now works more or less flawlessly with one "minor" detail, it does not detect my sound card. Or any sound card for that matter. So, even tho I can call people, I can't hear or talk to them. This is all that is keeping this application from a > silver status.

What does not

Detection of sound card. Everything else works. Tho, while making my "call" (without any sound or mic) I noticed that my whole GUI (Gnome) lagged a lot. It had (guesstimate) about 3-5 fps, this needs investigation.


What was not tested

Video conversations and file transfers.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
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Additional Comments

Giving it a bronze rating to symbolize that it "works" but not for the intended purpose (aka making phone calls).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 14Mar 17 20121.4Yes Yes GarbageArtem S. Tashkinov 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 02 20111.3.29Yes No GarbageKen Sharp 
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 07 20111.3.23No, but has workaround Yes BronzeKarl M 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 16 20111.3.20Yes No GarbageRohin Galhotra 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View

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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.