A couple of days I reported about the new Skype:
Since then, I am experiencing problems with the Skype 3.x versions on my notebook. The incoming sound is significantly distorted and shreddered into pieces. Anybody who experiences the same problems will probably ask themselves what to do. I did not have an older version of Skype on my machine. Fortunately, there is a very convenient website that provides old versions of common software: http://www.oldversion.com/. Here you can get a 2.x version of Skpye, which solved my problem immediately. I am waiting until Skype reports a fix before I reinstall version 3.x. Sorry if I caused any inconveniences to you.