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Friday, 3 July 2015

Installing VMware Player on debian/ubuntu.

VMware is a free piece of software that allows Virtualization of a guest operating system inside of an operating system. This can be useful when developing or trying out new distros.

To install VMware player we first need to download it.
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You then need to make it executable by running:
sudo chmod +x VMware-Player-7.1.2-2780323.x86_64.bundle

Now run the executable:
sudo ./VMware-Player-7.1.2-2780323.x86_64.bundle

Now follow the installer steps then you will be good to go.

If you get a error about gcc then you need to install dependencies:

apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`