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VMware: Installing Workstation Player 12.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.10

Installation of VMware Workstation Player remains as straightforward as previous version of VMware's free hypervisor for desktop systems. However Ubuntu's recent adoption of systemd in place of Upstart, has added additional steps in installing VMware Workstation Player (previously VMware Player). This article presents the...


Installing VMware Player on Linux - December 2014

VMware Player (or Player Pro for commercial use) is an excellent alternative to the VirtualBox in certain use cases despite the fact that it is less capable than VirtualBox in terms of certain metrics like the number of VMs that it can run at the same time and the maximum memory that can be allocated to a VM. I used VirtualBox exclusively before I ran into an important VirtualBox limitation...


Installing VMware Player on Ubuntu

Installing a virtual machine hypervisor -- specifically VMware Player, the free, reduced feature version of Workstation, installing a guest OS, and making the guest specific features available is extremely simple on Linux. At least it was when I installed VMware Player (6.0.4 build-2249910) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in order to try the Windows 10 Technical Preview. I was surprised at how...