Neither Skype nor gmail posed any problems in the 5 years she's used a computer. Since those are the ONLY apps she uses, why would leaning a completely new system (that doesn't have all the features of Skype) be a good thing?
Still looking to see how to use Skype on my chromebook as well. However, I am able to use Skype for facebook for most of my family and friends and google hangout for others. Maybe look into that combination till they develope an app or web browser version?
chrome book is terribly useless , all the different types of platfrms still have issues or proprietary
issues , stick to regular mac pr pc this is a complete waste of your money .