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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