VMware Player 7.1.0 has been released recently bringing more bug fixes. Users can now edit Memory and Processors settings for restricted virtual machines without entering the restrictions password for the virtual machine. For more information about this new release, go here.

In this tutorial, we will see how to install VMware Player 7.1.0 under Ubuntu 14.10/14.04 and Linux Mint 17.1/17 or older.

 VMware Player 7.1.0 Installation

First of all, run this command:

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

To install VMware Player 7.0.1 under Ubuntu 14.10 or older and Linux Mint 17.1 or older, run  these commands:

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware 
wget -c http://goo.gl/I2Hytp -O VMware-Player-7.1.0.x86_64.bundle.tar 
tar -xvf VMware-Player-7.1.0.x86_64.bundle.tar 
chmod +x VMware-Player-7.1.0-2496824.x86_64.bundle 
sudo sh VMware-Player-7.1.0-2496824.x86_64.bundle

Next, follow setup instructions:

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