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

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Novel Adventurer

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!





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

Please retry to download it from Skype webpage :


Direct link to release is at bottom page.



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Il n'y a aucun problème que l'absence de solution ne puisse résoudre ! ;-)
IMac Intel 27" Retina Core i5 3.3 GHz - RAM 24 GB - OS 10.12 Sierra
Skype 7.39.176
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Novel Adventurer



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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Casual Tourist
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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Community Ambassador
Any iteration of 5.3 will not run on a PowerPC processor. You'll have to download 2.x, available from old
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
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Skype 2.8 for Power PC Macs is also available from the Skype official download site:


Sorry for the inconvenience. 

If answer was helpful please give Kudos and if issue is resolved mark it with solution for other users. Thanks!
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Novel Tourist

I can't even download it.  I go to and click on "try again" and nothing happens.  Any suggestions?

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Novel Tourist

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,

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You might try to download from this link :



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Il n'y a aucun problème que l'absence de solution ne puisse résoudre ! ;-)
IMac Intel 27" Retina Core i5 3.3 GHz - RAM 24 GB - OS 10.12 Sierra
Skype 7.39.176
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Novel Tourist

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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