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    Default Skype, & 64bits of confusion

    I went to download Skype, and in the box under distributions, openSUSE 12.1 32bit is the only option. (other than Ubuntu & stuff)
    http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

    My question is, can I use that with a 64bit system?
    or
    Is there another option for video chatting that will work with other Skype users?


    OS = openSUSE 12.2 ~ 64bit
    Gnome desktop
    HP Notebook

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    Default Re: Skype, & 64bits of confusion

    On 02/23/2013 12:26 PM, Flyingreendog wrote:
    > My question is, can I use that with a *64bit* system?


    yes, generally 32 bit apps will run in 64 bit systems, but not the
    other way around..

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    Default Re: Skype, & 64bits of confusion

    Skype does work well under opensuse 12.2 64bit. Have installed the all standard package from skype.com and use it almost everyday. Can't remember having any trouble at all.

    So go ahead and try it. If you have trouble installing just post the specific error-output here and we'll do our best to help.

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    Default Re: Skype, & 64bits of confusion

    dd > yes

    now i'm not sure....have a look at these:

    SDB:Skype - openSUSE

    https://www.google.com/search?q=site...g+skype+"12.2"
    Thanks, I bookmarked those as well just in case.



    SimonHeimbach
    Skype does work well under opensuse 12.2 64bit. Have installed the all standard package from skype.com and use it almost everyday. Can't remember having any trouble at all.

    So go ahead and try it. If you have trouble installing just post the specific error-output here and we'll do our best to help.
    That is the best way to see IF, something is going to work or not... Rite?
    **** the torpedo’s. Full speed ahead!

    Ill get back to y'all when I know what happens.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Skype, & 64bits of confusion

    ..you just nee to find out what 32bit libs are missing. Thats the PITA, the rest works fine then

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    Default Re: Skype, & 64bits of confusion

    Thanks!!!


    Skype is running perfectly.
    It didnt at first,
    I got frusterated and left it alone for a few days..
    Today I start it up,and POooft!!! it works, it all works.

    So, I have no idea what I did, or what happened.
    I will, pay homage to the Open Source Gods by removing Souls from the Microsoft pit of despair.
    (Only the worthy ones tho)

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