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

September 9, 2013 — 1 Comment

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

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

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 :-)

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