What is Skype:-
Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality.
Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone else, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute. Group chat with up to 100 people or conference call with up to nine others. Free to download.
How to install Command Line Way
a. Get the package: for 32-bit
$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32
b. You will need to install some libraries.
$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2
c. Now install skype (the file you just downloaded)
you want to see you downloaded skype file goto Places --> Home folder and you will see getskpe-line-beta-ubuntu-32 right click on it goto properties and copy that.
$ sudo dpkg -i xxxxxxskype-linux-xxxx-ubuntu-32