By default, PCLinuxOS 2014.05 already equipped with Skype 4.2. But the new version of Skype 4.3 already released for Linux system. This tutorial will show you how to install Skype 4.3 on PCLinuxOS 2014.05. The new version of Skype 4.3 comes with many updates and improvements. The first update you can see is the change of the new user login UI.
Old style Skype 4.2 login
The new design Skype 4.3 login
Install Skype 4.3 on PCLinuxOS 2014.05
A. Download Skype 4.3 for Linux
First, download the Dynamic package for Skype 4.3. Go to this download page. Select Dynamic from the drop down list.
B. Extract package
You can right click on the downloaded file you’ve downloaded from the above step. Select Extract Here.
Now we need to move the extracted folder to /opt and create link for the new Skype 4.3. Open Terminal and paste the following command.
mv skype-22.214.171.124 /opt/skype-4.3
mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/skype-backup
ln -sf /opt/skype-4.3/skype /usr/bin/skype