Installing Skype

I was dual booting Windows XP and Linux as I used XP for MSN voice conferencing. Since most people I know are now running Skype, A Linux solution was very welcomed.

Installing via YUM.

You can install Skype using yum by creating /etc/yum.repos.d/skype

[skype]
name=Skype Repository
baseurl=http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/fedora/updates/i586/
gpgkey=http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/rpm-public-key.asc
enabled=1

Then issuing a command of

# yum install skype

This will install the required dependencies for you. You can also use the yum repo to keep Skype up to date during your normal yum updates.

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I'm an Electronics Service Technician by day. By night I'm an Application Developer, Embedded Software Developer, Mountain Biking chic. Currently starting to put together some home automation projects which I'll be posting progress on the site.

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