Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, VMware Player is a popular virtualization software, working on both Windows and Linux. The latest version available is VMware Player 6.0, which was released last week.
In this article I will show you how to install VMware Player 6.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian.
There is no repository available for VMware Player 6.0, but we can download both the 32 bit and 64 bit, set execution permissions and run the installer. Follow these instructions exactly in order to get a successful installation:
Install the needed dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
Download VMware Player 6.0, for your system architecture, from this link.
Set execution permissions on the downloaded VMware Player 6 installer:
$ sudo chmod +x ~/Downloads/VMware-Player*
Run the installer and follow the graphical instructions:
$ sudo ./VMware-Player-6*