This June 14th the version 1.4 beta of Skype for Linux has been released, it has a nice fresh new look.

There are specific packages for:

and you can also find the dynamic static package,.

The requirement to install skype in your Linux are:

Hardware requirements

* 400 Mhz processor or faster.
* 256 MB RAM.
* 20 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
* Microphone and speakers or headset.
* Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).

Software requirements

* Qt 4.2.1+
* D-Bus 1.0.0
* libsigc++ 2.0.2
* libasound2 1.0.12

The first change you will notice is the new interface, now each call will open its new window, and the menu is located at the button.