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What can't I install Skype? Mac OS X 10.5.8

I am using a Mac OS X 10.5.8.

Model Identifier: iMac 8,1

Processor; Intel Core 2 Duo

 

It appears to download but the skype icon hasn't appeared on the desktop. When i click on the download it says:

 

"There is no default application specified to open the document Skype_2.8.0.866.dmg.part"

 

What does this mean?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated as i'm completely useless at understanding computers!

 

Thanks

Louise.

 

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skyway
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Hi,

 

It seems that your file has not been completely downloaded (.part).

Please retry to download it from Skype webpage :

 

http://www.skype.com/intl/fr/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/

 

Direct link to 2.8.0.866 release is at bottom page.

 

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Thanks.

 

I have managed to download it properly now. I think it was because I didn't have the latest version of quicktime.

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HELP
i recently updated skype and now it doesn't work.

I am running a powermac G4 on OSX 10.5.8
dual 1.25 power pc
and version 7.7 of quicktime

the previous version worked fine, but when prompted to update, the new version doesn't work.

i deleted it and downloaded 5.3.6 from the skype site but when the disc image mounts the skype application is shown with a crossed-out-circle over the top and will not launch...

any ideas ?
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Any iteration of 5.3 will not run on a PowerPC processor. You'll have to download 2.x, available from old apps.com.
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Hi,


Skype 2.8 for Power PC Macs is also available from the Skype official download site: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/2-8

 

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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I can't even download it.  I go to http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/downloading/ and click on "try again" and nothing happens.  Any suggestions?

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Hi,

I am trying to download Skype for my dad's new Macbook Air OSX Lion but after downloading it, it said that it didn't recognise the .dmg file etc. so I couldn't even open it. I have the exact same Macbook Air and when I downloaded Skype, it worked fine so I was wondering why it doesn't recognise the .dmg file.

Thank you,

Mickie
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Hi,

 

You might try to download from this link :

http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/beta/

 

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I have tried unsuccessfully to install to Mac OSX 10.5.8, similar to others in this section.  Any suggestions?  I tried following the MAC instructions, but am still getting the following error:

 

"You can't open the application "Skype" because it is not supported on this architecture."

 

 

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