So after a long long time we finally have a new Skype linux release - and it's not even a beta!
This seems to be the first release under Microsoft's auspice and I hope it will run well and not bother the users with too many annoyances (I hear the Windows version has in-call ads now? wtf!).
As usual, EL users will still not be able to just "rpm -ivh" their packages - this has never been Skype's strongest point, not even after M$'s acquisition, but it's not like I was expecting anything.
Here's how to install it manually: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Skype.
UPDATE: Now there is an RPM that does all the dirty work. If you run Stella or Centos with nux-dextop repo active then you can just yum install skype, otherwise:
wget ftp://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/nonfree/el/updates/6/i386/skype-18.104.22.168-3.el6.R.i586.rpm yum localinstall --nogpgcheck skype-22.214.171.124-3.el6.R.i586.rpmThe RPM maintainer is Arkady L. Shane of the Russian Fedora community. Thank you, Arkady!