New install of Ubuntu 12.04.1. Start Ubuntu Software Center. Edit menu > Software Sources > Other > tick the Canonical Partners sources. Click close.
Search for Skype. Skype app is not listed.
Following the suggestion I have reinstalled software center (surely there's a bug if the software center needs reinstalling after adding a source!), but still it does not show.
FYI: At a terminal
apt-cache search skype lists skype and skype-bin.
I am comfortable at the command line, but people I am installing Ubuntu for are not. This is a real paper-cut - the first time I show them the software center, it doesn't work and I have to jump to command line.
So the question is: how to get it to show up in an easy-to-do user-friendly way?