So I bought an Asus Chromebook and I adore it in all respects except one...I like Skype and that's not supported on Chromebooks right now I guess (also how the hell did I miss this in my research). I guess there's a workaround involving a Microsoft account and web-based Skype thing?

Anyway, does anyone here have experience with that kind of thing? It's not a dealbreaker or anything but it would be really nice if I could figure out a way to run Skype on my Chromebook. I'm just interested in IM-type chat; for video chat I already use Google hangouts because Skype has been running weird for that for awhile for either me or the one person I video chat with ever. ;) And we can use Gchat but I like to stay logged out on Gchat (and Facebook chat) because otherwise I get way too many messages; Skype, I had limited to just a few close contacts who can bug me anytime without me minding.

Anyway, would love any thoughts/suggestions. :)