In this tutorial we are going to see how to install VMware Player under Ubuntu 14.10 or older and also on any Linux Mint version. The player has recently been updated to version 7.0.0 and adding support to Ubuntu 14.10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7, OpenSUSE 13.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 12.

Among the new features in this new version are the following:

New CPU enablement (Intel Haswell microarchitecture extension support) 
VMware Player 7 is optimized to take advantage of new Haswell extensions, delivering up to 45% improvement in CPU-intensive operations like multimedia, encryption/decryption, and other strenuous performance tests. 
Updated xHCI controller 
Updated NDIS drive

VMware Player 7.0.0 Installation

First of all, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

To install VMware Player 7.0.0 under Ubuntu 14.10 or older, run simply these commands from the Terminal:

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware  
wget -c http://goo.gl/A9LHQv -O VMware-Player-7.0.0.x86_64.bundle.tar 
tar -xvf VMware-Player-7.0.0.x86_64.bundle.tar 
chmod +x VMware-Player-7.0.0-2305329.x86_64.bundle  
sudo sh VMware-Player-7.0.0-2305329.x86_64.bundle 
Then follow the setup instructions:

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