Install VMware Player on Ubuntu 13.04

VMWare Player is my favourite virtualization software. I use it to test a lot of Linux Distributions, on both Windows and Linux.

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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.


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