There is a ever growing number of Laptops, Nettops and more fancy boxes (Raspberry Pi, TrimSlice, and many more) that are ARM based, run Linux and would be perfectly suited to also run Skype.
Please compile Skype for this platform.
I suggest to configure gcc with "-march=armv6 -mfpu=vfp" for compatibility and "-mfloat-abi=hard" as well as "-mfloat-abi=softfp".
Ditto! I just got my new Raspberry Pi up and running and the first place I went to was Skype to see if they had a compatible version for the Pi... This my first venture into Linux so I'm in the lower end of (I suspect) an extreme learning curve!
Anyway, I hope the folks at Skype see fit to put something together... It will be appreciated and used for sure...
I have a Debian sid distro ported to a cheap chinese netbook.. I haven't found skype for raspberry or any arm/armel based architecture