Since Skype is still the most popular instant messaging application worldwide, probably installing Skype is one of the first few things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04. But if you tried to install Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 via Ubuntu Software Center and could not find it there, you are not alone.
Skype is not available in Ubuntu Software Center in Ubuntu 14.04. You can try downloading the Skype from its website by choosing Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch) or you can install it using command line method.
Install Skype in Ubuntu 14.04
Open a terminal and use the following commands:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list' sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype
This will install Skye version 188.8.131.52. Once it is installed, you can run it by typing Skype in Unity Dash. Of course same trick should work on Xubuntu 14.04, Lubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04 and other Linux variants based on Ubuntu 14.04.
I hope this quick post helped you to install Skype in Ubuntu 14.04. Feel free to leave a comment with your questions, suggestions or a word of thanks. Ciao