Skype is a telecommunications application to provide video, chat and voice communication between computers, tablets, mobile devices over the Internet connection. In the following tutorial we will perform installation of Skype on CentOS 8 Linux Desktop

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to add third-party repository
  • How to install Skype
  • How to start Skype
Skype on CentOS 8 Linux
Skype on CentOS 8 Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System CentOS 8 Linux
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Skype on CentOS 8 Linux step by step instructions

  1. Enable getpagespeed Extras repository:
    # dnf install -y https://extras.getpagespeed.com/release-el8-latest.rpm
    

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  3. Use dnf command to Install package skypeforlinux:
    # dnf install -y skypeforlinux
    
  4. Strat skype from your desktop menu or by entering the following command on your terminal:
    $ skypeforlinux
    
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