Skype 1.4 for Linux is officially out of Beta, and is available for download.
The two big WNITVs (What’s New In This Version) are call forwarding, and a “Birthday Alert” service that notifies you when anyone in your Contact list has a birthday.
Of course, that info needs to be in your Contact’s Profile for that feature to fire up.
And with call forwarding, you only pay the regular per-minute rate to your caller’s destination. If they are on Skype as well as you, that call is free, of course.