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Monday, May 30, 2016

VMware Workstation Player installation @UBUNTU 16.04 LTS

 1.    VMware Workstation Player is a virtualization software package for x64 computers running Microsoft Windows or Linux, supplied free of charge by VMware, Inc. VMware Player can run existing virtual appliances and create its own virtual machines and uses the same virtualization core as VMware Workstation, a similar program with more features, but not free of charge. VMware Player is available for personal non-commercial use, or for distribution or other use by written agreement. VMware, Inc. does not formally support Player, but there is an active community website for discussing and resolving issues, and a knowledge base.

2.   This post brings out few steps with screenshots and source details of download for the VMWare workstation version for Linux. The bundle package can be downloaded at https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation_player/12_0

3.   The file I downloaded from the above link is 

VMware-Player-12.1.1-3770994.x86_64.bundle

4.   Few steps to install this file further involves going to the terminal and executing the following commands :

chmod a+x VMware-Player-12.1.1-3770994.x86_64.bundle

the next step

sudo ./VMware-Player-12.1.1-3770994.x86_64.bundle

 this is followed with the following gui shots :







Ready to roll..........

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