How to install Ring on Ubuntu, Fedora – Skype Alternative

28/12/2020

In this post, I will be showing you how to install Ring on Ubuntu 17.04 and below. Ring is a free and universal communication platform which preserves the users’ privacy and freedoms. Ring is fully distributed, and does not depend on any central infrastructure or enterprise for it to work. Every Ring user is connected to his or her contacts via a fully distributed network.

Also it can be used to send text and make audio/video calls in a more privately secured, and reliable network. It runs on various platforms such as Linux, Mac OS, Windows and also available on Android mobile. Before we proceed on installing Ring on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

The systems presented above, other than GNU/Linux, are not advised by the Free Software community, due to a grave ethical flaw

Ring Features

  • Decentralized communication
  • Peer-to-peer discovery as well as connection
  • End-to-end encryption with authentification
  • Identity managed by X.509 certificates
  • Based on RSA/AES/DTLS/SRTP technologies
  • The Audio, HD Video, and InstantMessaging communication (ICE, SIP, TLS) are encrypted
  • Offers screen sharing and conferencing
  • Furthermore, it provides support for Ethereum blockchain as a distributed public user database
  • Supports distributed communication platform (OpenDHT) protocol
  • Platform support on GNU/Linux, Windows UWP (Windows 10 and Surface), Win32 (Windows 7, 8 and 8.1), and macOS (10.10+) as well as Android (4.0+)

How to install Ring on Ubuntu 17.04

  • Added the required repository & key
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb https://dl.ring.cx/ring-nightly/ubuntu_17.04/ ring main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ring-nightly-main.list"    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys A295D773307D25A33AE72F2F64CD5FA175348F84
  • Update Repo and install the messaging app
sudo add-apt-repository universe    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ring

How to install Ring Chat on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Added the required repository & key
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb https://dl.ring.cx/ring-nightly/ubuntu_16.04/ ring main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ring-nightly-main.list"    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys A295D773307D25A33AE72F2F64CD5FA175348F84
  • Update Repo and install messaging app
sudo add-apt-repository universe    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ring

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How to remove Ring from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove ring

How to install Ring on Fedora 26

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.ring.cx/ring-nightly/fedora_26/ring-nightly.repo    sudo dnf install ring

How to install Ring on Fedora 25

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.ring.cx/ring-nightly/fedora_25/ring-nightly.repo    sudo dnf install ring
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