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.
- 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