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Skype is a piece of software that allows you to make free calls (audio or video) to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. To install it, go to the following page:

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/

You will notice that there is no F12 rpm, but there is a Fedora 10+ 32-bit RPM that will work for F12 with the proper libraries installed. Click on it to download the file and install it using rpm:

~> sudo rpm -vhi ~/Download/skype-*.rpm
You should see skype successfully install:
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:skype                  ########################################### [100%]
Next, be sure to install the necessary 32-bit libraries:
~> sudo yum install pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-devel.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libv4l.i686 libXv.i686 libXv-devel.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libXScrnSaver.x86_64 libXScrnSaver-devel.i686 libXScrnSaver-devel.x86_64 dbus-qt.i686 dbus-qt-devel.i686 qt.i686 qt-devel.i686
Once finished, source your ~/.bashrc file:
~> source ~/.bashrc
and skype is ready to be launched:
~> skype &

References


http://www.wbitt.com/my-howtos/139-skype-on-fedora-11-64-bit-x8664.html