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socket(): Address family not supported by protocolruss553
Will take some time to get used to Linux, it is not
windows despite appearance, welcome to the Linux world it can be great fun. $$$ outlay is very minimal the real cost is learning it if you come from another system, a bit like re-inventing the mouse, perhaps I should say re-painting the mouse. Another payment perhaps could be said is trying to help others starting as you get on that is an even bigger learning experience.
Skype does seem to shake a bit at this stage when you google and perhaps there is hope for you as pclos is shaking a bit for a number of people myself included. I am keen to get skype on Linux but has not got around to check it out yet.
However as you will notice there is a very dynamic Forum and great wealth of information, some of which is just outstanding.