The popular Internet video and audio messenger Skype is available for Linux Mint / Ubuntu too.
Here is how to quickly install and use it :
1. Open Terminal in Linux Mint / Ubuntu and type :
2. Once installed, it will show up in the Applications > Internet section.
3. Launch Skype and sign in with user name and password as usual.
4. Once logged in, you can change various preferences for Skype by clicking the small “S” button at the bottom left of the window.
This will allow to set various options like changing online status to customizing Skype preferences.