Just out of curiosity I wanted to try Skype 4.0.
Download from www. skype.com
There is no source package just precompiled packages for *buntu, fedora, debian and suse.
The fedora and suse .rpm's failed to install due to dependency issues.
So I downloaded the debian variant and converted it to .rpm through alien:
alien -r <name_of_file> (alien is in the repo's).
The resulting .rpm installed without a hitch, e.g. no dependency issues.
Works like a charm and seems right now after a couple of hours testing to be faster
with no advertising so far.
Just to let y'all know, cheers, Hoos.
NB: regular installation KDE, fully updated.