Installing VMware Player 5.0.0 on Ubuntu 12.04

23rd August 2012 7 By Simon

Just to give everyone a heads up that installing and running VMware Player 5 on Ubuntu 12.04 works perfectly and doesn’t require any additional steps to install apart from making the bundle executable (unlike previous versions which required manual patching, so a big thanks to VMware for finally fixing the issue Smile)

chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.0-812388.x86_64.bundle

and then installing VMware Player, type in

sudo ./VMware-Player-5.0.0-812388.x86_64.bundle

Then just launch the application as usual šŸ™‚

Oh and to make life easier for those people wanting to download VMware Player, VMware have now removed the requirement to have an account to download Player so another thumbs up to VMware for that Smile