VMware Player 6.0 Released, Install it in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

September 9, 2013

The VMware Player 6.0 has been released with many improvements. This tutorial shows what’s new in this release and how to install it in Ubuntu & Linux Mint.

  • With this release VMware is introducing a commercial version of VMware Player called VMware Player 6 Plus. A license key for VMware Player can be purchased from the VMware online store.

    vmware player commercial

  • The installation has been enhanced with configuration settings to allow unattended installation of VMware Player using enterprise software configuration management tools.
  • VMware Player 6 includes a Simplified UI mode that can be set to hide menu items in virtual machines.
  • Support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows Server 2012 R2, Ubuntu 13.10 and the latest Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat and OpenSUSE releases.
  • VMware has enhanced the capabilities of Restricted Virtual Machines to include the ability to expire on a specified date and time.
  • This version of VMware Player includes VMware hardware Version 10.

Install WMware Player 6 in Ubuntu Linux

First download the package from the official download page. You may check os type 32-bit or 64-bit by System Settings -> Details.

Then rename the download package from VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.xxx.txt to VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.xxx.bundle.

Right click on the file and go to its Properties window. Check “Allow executing file as program” at Permissions tab.

Finally open terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T and execute command to start the installation:

cd Downloads && sudo ./VMware-Player-6.0.0-*.bundle

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One response to VMware Player 6.0 Released, Install it in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

  1. Paul F. Versloot October 12, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Thanks a lot Jim…. You did it again…
    A lot of your tutorials are very simple to understand and they really work…

    God was blessing you and is keeping blessing you!

    Thanks again man :-)