How To Install VMware Player On Ubuntu 11.04/Linux Mint 11
Sep 03, 2011, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to
install VMware Player on an Ubuntu 11.04 or Linux Mint 11 desktop
system. With VMware Player you can create and run guest operating
systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc.
on your desktop, i.e., you can run multiple operating systems on
the same hardware which saves a lot of money.
"Also, with VMware Player you can let your old Windows desktop
(that you previously converted into a VMware virtual machine with
VMware Converter, as described in this tutorial, run under your
Ubuntu/Linux Mint desktop. This can be useful if you depend on some
applications that exist for Windows only, or if you want to switch
to Linux slowly."