A new Skype client for Windows users helps with login problems. A Mac OS X version is coming soon, too. With the new hotfix versions, users can spare the manual solution of the login problem that started on May 26, 2011. According to Skype, some users had problems with their data being corrupted so the client could no longer sign into the Skype servers. Users also reported software crashes.
The new Skype for Windows is available for free download, a corrected Mac client will follow. Linux users have to use the manual steps at the moment, to fix the problem.