I had Skype v 5.2 for Linux happily working on Ubuntu for since I abandoned MS over 3 years ago. MS have now withdrawn support for 5.2 and it no longer works. There is a new version 10.8.0.4 which should work but I’ve had problems.
I posted the following to the MS forum - No response yet - While I’m very happy never to use Skype again I have to work with those who do - Any ideas?
I have removed old version of Skype from my ubuntu 16.04 and downloaded the deb for the new version from skype.com “-rw-rw-r-- 1 ewan ewan 66964950 Nov 7 16:40 skypeforlinux-64.deb”
When I click on the deb the software centre opens and shows me skypeforlinux 10.8.0.4 ready for install but after I install it shows that I have version 220.127.116.11 installed, which if course shows “Sorry, this version of Skype is not supported anymore” when I run it
I purged the old Skype installation and deleted my .Skype folder from my home directory before installing the deb and the skype icon disappeared from the dash (as it should) but I was left with a mysterious application “ewan.davis Skypetm” -(it’s been there since I first installed Skype) - I don’t seem to be able to do anything to remove this. I suspect it may be the cause of my problem? ewan.davis is my Skype ID.
I tried install with from the command line with dpkg. This also reported it was installing 18.104.22.168 and appeared to succeed but I still getting "“Sorry, this version of Skype is not supported anymore” when I click on the newly installed Skype icon.