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VMware: Installing Workstation Player 12.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.10

Nov. 30, 2015, 6 p.m.

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 installation process, describing the prerequisites, showing the download page and VMware product doumentation, the installation command, and the necessary process for recent Ubuntu systems using systemd. There is even …