How To Install VMware Player On Ubuntu 13.10 Raring Ringtail

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to install VMWare Player on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra.  As you may know, VMWare Player is a popular virtualization software, working on both Linux and Windows. To install VMWare player on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 15/14/13, see the instructions here.

VMWare Player is very good for testing different operating systems, in order to decide if you install them or not. I use it a lot.

 how to install VMWare Player on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra

Installing VMWare Player on Ubuntu and Linux Mint is easy, all you have to do is:

1.Install the needed packages:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

2.Download VMWare Player, for your system’s architecture

3.Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x ~/downloads/VMware-Player-*.bundle

4. Execute the VMware Player installation script, and follow the (next next next finish) GUI instructions:

$ cd ~/Downloads
$ sudo ./VMware-Player-*.bundle

 how to install VMWare Player on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is it. Enjoy your virtualization.

 

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