VMWare Player is my favourite virtualization software. I use it to test a lot of Linux Distributions, on both Windows and Linux.
In this article I will show you what you have to do for a successful installation, but I will not guide you for the Next -> Next -> Finish steps.
Let’s start installing VMWare player on Ubuntu 13.04.
1. Install the needed dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
2. Download VMWare Player from the official site.
3. Add execution permissions on the VMWare downloaded file:
$ cd ~/Downloads
$ chmod +x VMware-Player-*.bundle
4. Execute VMWare-Player and continue the installation from the Graphical User Interface:
$ sudo ./VMware-Player-*.bundle
This is everything. Enjoy.