Monday, March 8, 2010

Skype Old Version

I think I have the best of old versions and I will put it for everybody here .

I also googled a lot for this old Skype .deb version ( in my computer it works like a charm, in Ubuntu 8.04 ) therefore I wanted to be sure that it is old enough ( immediately after Ubuntu hardy being released or alike ) , so that I could easily upgrade it if needed thereafter.

I re-installed the Ubuntu 8.04..4 (last version of Hardy) then I googled the name of the package so I found it in an alternate repository ;)

Look at the description of this version :


Package: skype
Priority: extra
Section: non-free/net
Installed-Size: 19940
Maintainer: Skype Technologies 

Architecture: i386
Depends: libasound2 (>> 1.0.12), libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1-12), libqt4-core (>= 4.2.1), libqt4-gui (>= 4.2.1), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1-12), libx11-6, libxext6, libxss1, libxv1
Filename: skype-debian_2.0.0.68-1_i386.deb
Size: 15481312
MD5sum: 25dbd2ef5972c1b1351b8073e72062e1
SHA1: e89a968d05423f33292feba65c54327ec0adb94d
SHA256: e20b59668e657fe98bbf210092fdb07b50269bae6427ec6f5e64cbf948dd10e9
Description: Skype - Take a deep breath
 Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality.
 * Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone else, anywhere in the world.
 * Call ordinary phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute.
 * Group chat with up to 100 people or conference call with up to nine others.
 * See who you are talking to with free video calls.
 * Free to download.

Download here : skype-debian_2.0.0.68-1_i386.deb



  1. Yea! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have Ubuntu 9.10 and for several weeks I have not been able to use the Skype update, and it has been very very frustrating. After considerable investigation, reinstalling, etc. I almost went back to Windows because if this awful new Skype version with Palse Audio as a default. No one I called could hear me...a complete mess. This installation of the older version has fixed all issues.

  2. Guys do you have any amd64 version ?


  3. Thank you for posting this.

    I haven't tried the file yet, but this is wonderful. I have no idea why Skype don't post a listing of their previous versions. Linux users are constantly after this kind of thing.

  4. hey wow thanks so much i thought there are no versions for 8.04! thanks a lot! :)

  5. This is the version which works instantly in 8.04 LTS. Newer versions are keeping nagging about audio drivers.

  6. You're amazing, thanks so much for putting this deb online. Rolling back to this older Skype fixes the "growling" bug which I (and many other Linux users) have struggled with in the newest version :)

  7. Thank you so much!!!! you have saved my life... ;-)

  8. Thank God. I stupidly 'updated' Skype to find the interface is dreadful and cumbersome, passwords weren't remembered, and older features like easily switching accounts no longer provided. Shouldn't updates ADD features rather than take them away???

  9. Hi. Is there any chance that skype-debian_2.0.0.68-1_i386.deb is still available somewhere? I DESPERATELY need it. I've tried everything, I need skype to run on a 8.04 and even installing a static won't work.

  10. You can find an older version of Skype (Skype 2.2) for Ubuntu 12.04 here: /

  11. On the link is down.

    But live link and storage all old version skype.