While installing my new laptop, I noticed that Skype was a featured item in the Software Center. So, here’s my new installation steps for Skype…
Searching for Skype in the software center shows this:
Instead of the normal install button, we get a “Use This Source” button. It happens quite quickly (at least on a good Internet connection), but once it finished processing, it showed me the install button.
The cool part is that I believe this is the latest version:
My hope is that since I have installed this from the repository, that it will keep me up to date. We’ll see.
Finally, I restored my ~/.Skype directory from my old laptop. Since I did that even before I installed Skype, it logged in automatically and was ready to go with all my chat history on the first run.