Trying to install Skype on Ubuntu sent this user back to WindowsXP
To illustrate, Ill describe the process of installing the free application Skype for both Windows and Linux.
Windows: Do a Google search for Skype, click on first result, find download link, click download, run, next, next, next, installed. The process is simple and straightforward.
Linux: Do a Google search, skype for linux, click on first result. Here are the choices: RPM for SuSe 9 and newer; RPM for Fedora Core; RPM for Mandriva 10.1 and newer; Debian Package; Dynamic Binary Tar.bz2; and finally, Static binary tar.bz2 with QT 3.2 compiled in.
The fun doesnt stop here.
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