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Thread: How can I install Skype in Knoppix?

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    However, when you right-click it and "mark for installation", you are told it is NOT AUTHENTICATED:

    What to do?
    Trust or not trust, that's the question
    Last edited by Werner P. Schulz; 12-30-2012 at 09:30 AM.

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    Thanks for the post. I could have sworn that Skype was one of the internet programs in the menu, but couldn't find it with knoppix 7.0.5 tonight.

    <sigh> found my own post from earlier in this thread - forgot I had the same issue before:]
    I too am trying to figure out how to install skype with knoppix and wondering why this isn't easier.
    Last edited by Denver Dave; 02-27-2013 at 06:19 AM.

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    Skype use in Knoppix, and some alternatives

    ...wondering why this isn't easier...
    Knoppix doesn't include or facilitate inclusion of Skype as it might.
    In researching why this should be, I have learned that there are both
    licensing and potential security issues that cause this to be so.

    Skype terms of use:
    http://www.skype.com/en/legal/tou/
    See especially the licensing section.

    Skype security considerations:
    http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/16407/skype-security-linux\
    See especially Ninefingers' comments.

    Without belaboring onerous licensing and potential security problems
    related to Skype, I am informed that Knoppix users might be better served
    by free software alternatives like Google+ Hangouts, standard SIP applications
    like ekiga and linphone, or XMPP-compatible programs like Pidgin.
    All of these have secure and open protocols, and best of all, are already
    included-in, or at least freely available and applicable-to Knoppix.

    This intends to amplify a hint Capricorny introduced back at post #9.

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    Install GDebi (if you use CD version) via Synaptic and right click the .deb file of Skype. Choose GDebi Package installer and install. Worked for me .

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    Well, gdebi sometimes can solve dependencies while installing .deb-packages; but have you seen the age of the thread?

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    Well better later than never. And sometimes people get lazy and search for quick solutions so I decided to put one.

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