Install VMware Player 5.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04

Add the VMware player software to your Ubuntu system

Here's how you can install VMware Player 5.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following command then hit Enter.

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

3. Use these commands to install the 32-bit version.

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware wget -c -O VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.i386.bundle.tar tar -xvf VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.i386.bundle.tar chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.i386.bundle sudo sh VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.i386.bundle

4. Use these commands to install the 64-bit version.

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware wget -c -O VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle.tar tar -xvf VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle.tar chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle sudo sh VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle

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How To Install VMware Player 5.0.1 Under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 | Up Ubuntu

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