Make free calls with Linux and Skype

Skype currently offers free calls within the US and Canada. I was able to seemlessly install and use it on Fedora Core 5 using the dynamic binary which requires Qt3.2 or greater.

Below is a quick install process:

Download and install the dynamic binary as below:

$ wget
# tar -C /opt -xvjf /path/to/skype-
# ln -s /opt/skype- /opt/skype
# ln -s /opt/skype/skype /usr/bin/skype
$ cp /opt/skype/skype.desktop ~/Desktop

Once installed, you should be able to click on the desktop launcher icon and run Skype.

Enjoy the free calls!!