The following config will discuss an installation of Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus 64-bit Linux.

Install from Ubuntu Partner Repository

Below commands will install Skype from Ubuntu's partner repository:
$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install skype
Skype should now be installed on you Ubuntu 16.04 system. Use Ubuntu's application menu to start Skype or start Skype directly from your terminal:
$ skype

Manual install

Start manual Skype installation by downloading the latest official skype ubuntu package from http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux website.

Alternatively use the wget command below to download Skype Ubuntu package directly from command line. Please not current version of skype may be different:
$ wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb
Since we are trying to perform an installation of i386 package on 64-bit system we need to enable multi-architecture to support both platforms:

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$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update

This short config will show you how to install Spotify client on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Linux. Let's start by adding a spotify repository:
echo 'deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 13B00F1FD2C19886
apt-get update

This article will describe multiple procedures on how to install various GUI desktop environments on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (Trusty Thar). The article assumes that no desktop manager nor display manager is currently installed on your system. Furthermore, If the display manager needs to be installed explicitly we will install lightweight XDM. In case that you require different display manager simply replace xdm package listed in below commands with some alternatives such as GDM, KDM, lightdm etc.

UNITY

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
How to install unity desktop on ubuntu linux

GNOME

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop
How to install gnome desktop on ubuntu linux

To check your current and previous runlevel use runlevel command:
# runlevel 
N 2
From the above command output we can see that there was no previous runlevel detected and current run level is 2. Runlevel list defined by the Ubuntu Linux:
  • 1 - Single
  • 2,3,4,5 - User defined runlevels. Default 2
  • 6 - Reboot

This article will describe an USB-Creator installation procedure on Ubuntu Linux. USB-Creator allows you to create a bootable USB key from Ubuntu CD or ISO image. First, we need to install all pre-requisites in order to build USB-Creator package. Once we have successfully build USB-creator packages we use dpkg command to install all USB-Creator on the system.

Let's start by pre-requisites installation:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install bzr pbuilder debhelper dh-translations python3-distutils-extra pkg-kde-tools
Now download a current development code from "brz" revision control system:
# bzr branch lp:usb-creator usb-creator.trunk
Navigate to USB-Creator's source code directory:
# cd usb-creator.trunk/

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