I was dual booting Windows XP and Linux as I used XP for MSN voice conferencing. Since most people I know are now running Skype, A Linux solution was very welcomed.
Installing via YUM.
You can install Skype using yum by creating /etc/yum.repos.d/skype
Then issuing a command of
# yum install skype
This will install the required dependencies for you. You can also use the yum repo to keep Skype up to date during your normal yum updates.