Running Steam on Ubuntu

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Game Hubs

The Game Hubs area of the community additionally lets you keep track of what other members of the Steam community are doing. For example, you can find out which games are currently the most popular.

At the time of writing, Team Fortress 2 was the most popular game for the week, with 58,311 In-Game and 41 members in Group Chat. And Linux users can join the fun now that Team Fortress 2 will run via Steam on their systems (Figure 8).

Figure 8: Game Hubs are where you can get involved with the communities around your favorite games.

Community Market

The Steam Community Market is currently in beta, but you can still buy and sell items with other community members using your Steam Wallet funds (Figure 9). To add funds to your account, click on your Wallet balance in the top right-hand corner of the window. That will take you to an overview of your account and give you an option to add funds (Figure 10). Clicking on Add funds to your Steam Wallet opens a window where you can add from US$ 5 up to US$ 100 using a credit card or PayPal (Figure 11). What would you buy from the market? Well, if you play Team Fortress 2, you could buy a Mann Co. Supply Crate Key for US$ 2.28, or a Tour of Duty Ticket for US$ 1.06 (Figure 12).

Figure 9: Buy and sell items for games in the Market.
Figure 10: Keep an eye on your account balance.
Figure 11: Add funds to your wallet using a credit card or PayPal account.
Figure 12: Game players in the Steam community buy and sell game items through the market.

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