While analysing my visitor logs, I noticed several people come here looking for a way to install Skype on an EeePC running Ubuntu Netbook Remix. So here it is. Step 1. Download the skype installer. The package for Ubuntu 8.10 works well on 9.10 as well. Step 2. When download completes, double click to run the deb file. This will launch the package installer. Step 3. Click the “Install package” button.
If you have come here looking for a way to install Skype, visit this post instead. By sheer coincidence, I got my hands on an Asus EeePC just in time for the Ubuntu 9.10 release. Given the state of Windows XP on it, I was left with no option but to do a clean install of UNR. Before The netbook was virus infected and was crashing as soon as it booted.