Skype on linux is broken?

Hello. Skype 2.2.0.35 on Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 runs fine, loads the contacts (or they are in the cache?) and then endlessly hangs in connecting state. Similar problems at a geographically distant from me comrade. Also Skype in Ubuntu.

All? Now the only way in Windows?

UPD
Out. Treated as in summer: rm ~/.Skype/shared.xml
October 8th 19 at 02:20
2 answers
October 8th 19 at 02:22
Win version also hangs in connecting state
Well, deleting shared.xml help?
It's not about the machinations of Microsoft, I understand :) - chase_Grimes commented on October 8th 19 at 02:25
Yes, it helps. However, this problem of mass, at least in most users. - Elnora_Haag commented on October 8th 19 at 02:28
October 8th 19 at 02:24
I have had problems with the Windows version and Dect phones.
Windows version earned after the update, but what to do with phones (zyxel v352l ee) — I'll never know.

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