Download Dynamic Static package from : http://www.skype.com/.... Extract in your home directory : tar xf skype-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2 .
In the README file it says : If you are using the dynamic and statically linked generic versions, you will need to choose a path for Skype to exist in. We recommend copying the skype binary to /usr/bin and installing sounds/, lang/ and avatars/ into the /usr/share/skype directory.
That's all. Alternative : ...google.com/chat/video