How to Install VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Debian Sid, Wheezy and Squeeze

As you may know, VMware Player is a popular virtualization software, running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

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VMware Player has reached to the 5.0.2 version. It brings a lot of bugfixes for both, Windows and Linux.

In this article I will show you how to install VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy and Debian Squeeze.

Let’s start the installation guide. First, we need to install some dependencies:

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

Now, let’s install VMware Player.

How to install VMware Player on 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c -O VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle.tar
$ tar -xvf VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle.tar
$ chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle
$ sudo sh VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle

How to install VMware Player on 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c -O VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.i386.bundle.tar
$ tar -xvf VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.i386.bundle.tar
$ chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.i386.bundle
$ sudo sh VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.i386.bundle

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