Skype enables you to talk, make video & conference calls, send instant message, and quickly transfer files – all at no cost to other Skype users around the world!Below tutorial will show you how to install skype in ubuntu 12.04
1.Launch your update manager ,then click Settings
2.Go to tab Other Software ,then select Canonical Partners ,Type your password if prompted
3.Open a terminal by pressing Ctl+Alt+t or searching terminal in your Dash.
4.Run below commands to install skype
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype
5.Done,you are have skype installed now