It's such a long time that they don't update Skype for Linux... No new features, but above all no bugfixes and no improvements.
I discovered Wengophone today.
It's multi-platform, it's standards-based, it's free software, it's cheaper than skype to place phone calls, it works. If I have to find a defect in the first day that I tried it, it's that it's partially written in Python
Maybe it's time to say goodbye to Skype...