Configure Skype to use the PulseAudio microphone

Skype doesn’t require much presentations as it is the top application to make calls between computers and from computers to regular phones; what many probably do not know is that Skype is available also for Linux and it works well … for the most parts.

If you are using a modern version of any major Linux distribution and you have problems using the microphone, you can use the following steps to configure Skype to use the PulseAudio microphone.

Skype for Linux

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Use Windows software on Linux

One of the biggest limitation that most user have when they would like to migrate from Microsoft Windows to Linux is that some application they are too familiar with (and maybe have spent some money on to get the license) is available only for Windows. Fortunately there is Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) an Open Source (and free) implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix.

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