Is Skype available for Ubuntu? While Microsoft has made Skype available for free to Linux users. (In addition to it main customer base who uses the Windows operating systems.) The software is not open source and is proprietary to the Microsoft corporation. They provide a download link as this software is not available on Ubuntu by default.
Why Skype is not opening in Ubuntu? Make sure that you install 32-bit / 64-bit Skype on respective hardware. Installing from the Ubuntu Software Center automatically decides what version is appropriate. The fact that the problem was posted in such a general form makes it applicable to recent developments.
How do I start Skype on Ubuntu? To start Skype from the Linux command line, open a terminal and type skypeforlinux in console. Sign In to Skype with the Microsoft account or press on Create Account button and follow the instructions in order to create a new Skype account and freely communicate with your friends, family or co-workers.