Took the dive , Installer is really streamlined . I think this is one of the most simplified installers on OS worlds. All worked fine. interesting thing is I don't need to separately compile my Free Software wireless drivers.
Now reboot looked alright. Calling my friend on skype, and something was wrong, I could hear him but he could not . I checked on the gnome sound recorder, and it recorded my voice fine. but skype did not like my sound settings at all.
A little google brought me to these couple of links
The second link --> informed me about the caveats of using skype.
caveat 1: skype doesn't like to use pulseaudio, so you should stillHopefully Skype improves the support of linux sound devices especially with pulseaudio allowing a greater interopeability with all sound applications in linux.
choose the "alsaboost" device for its SoundIn configuration, but you can
use "pulse" for its SoundOut and Ringing. This seems to be a deficiency
in skype, and the side-effect is that while skype is in a call, you
won't be able to use the mic in a different application like gnome's