08-02-2014 08:38 - last edited on 10-02-2014 20:23 by Claudius
i have an acer C7 Chromebook and im trying to download skype. i cant figure it out..help?
I have Skype on my ChromeBokk.
I followed the earlier instruction to register with https://plus.im and then linked it to my Skype account. I was able to sign in successfully with this.
this is why i dont like chrome, because i never liked linux, ChromeOS (the OS for chromebooks) was a simple build off linux, they put absolutely no effort into it and thats why people abuse the **bleep** out of it, especially all the old linux "hackers"
14-03-2014 14:23 - edited 14-03-2014 14:25
My fix for this problem is to install ubuntu on my chromebook along side the chrome os, here is a link on how to do it:
(This first link keeps getting killed so just google ubuntu for chromebook and look for the lifehacker . com website)
Then once you are in ubuntu download and install skype from within ubuntu, the version you will want to select is Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch). Here's the link:
This works perfectly and also fixes other limitations of chromebooks such as being able to run a full office application called libre which allows opening and creation of microsoft office documents for free. I hope this helps everyone.
Skype comes as a pre-installed application on the google chromebook. If you don't see it you can download it from google chrome webstore.
Hope this helps.
No, it doesn't come pre-installed, and if you look for it it says that Skype is not currently supported on chromebooks.
First question - who are you asking?
Second question - Skype is owned by Microsoft, ChromeBook is Google. Would you expect Chevrolet to fit Ford seats in their cars? Or Air India to wear Virgin uniforms?