Force kill processes in ubuntu

I just had a problem with my skype that I couldn’t login due to previous instances having been closed but for a mysterious reason the process was still hanging over there. So, in short I couldn’t log into my Skype. So here is what I did to kill those processes you see below:

root@support-desktop:/home/support# ps ax | grep skype
2828 ?        Sl    16:33 skype
21721 ?        Sl     0:04 skype

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shutter application

Shutter – Featureful Screenshot Tool

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Shutter is free, open-source, and licensed under GPL v3.

Official website:

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google Chrome in ubuntu 10.10

This brief tutorial will show you how to install Google Chrome (Chromium) in Ubuntu lucid or Maverick via PPA. Installing programs via Ubuntu PPA allows for automatic updates, upgrades and maintenance. If you’re currently using Google Chrome in Windows and want the same for your Ubuntu machine, then this tutorial should help you get there.

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