In this new tutorial, we are going to see how to install VMware Player 7.1.3 (desktop virtualization application) on Ubuntu and Linux Mints distributions. This latest version has brought support for virtual printing during unattended installation. This means that on the Windows host after installation, you can enable support for ThinPrint virtual printing.

To enable virtual printing, you can set it as:


However there are some bugs and issues that are not fixed in this latest release of VMware Player. For example, if you replace open-vm-tools with the bundled VMware Tools version while using Ubuntu 15.10 as the guest OS, VMware Tools might not work properly and Ubuntu might crash. You can find a workaround here.

   VMware Player 7.1.3 Installation

Open the terminal and issue this command:

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

To install VMware Player 7.1.3 under Ubuntu or Linux Mint, run  these commands to start the installation process:

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware
wget -c https://goo.gl/zBzCRF -O VMware-Player-7.1.3.x86_64.bundle.tar
tar -xvf VMware-Player-7.1.3.x86_64.bundle.tar
chmod +x VMware-Player*.bundle 
sudo sh VMware-Player-7.1.3*.bundle

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