This article covers how to install VMware Workstation on your instance of Ubuntu 20.04. With a virtual machine application like VMware, you can run another operating system inside your current operating system.
To Install VMware in Ubuntu:
1. Install required build packages
Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the command below to install required build packages and Linux Kernel headers:
$ sudo apt install build-essential
2. Download VMware Workstation Player
Next step is to download the VMware Workstation Player from their website.
3. Install VMware Player
4. Use the command below to make the file executable:
$ chmod +x ~/Downloads/VMware-Player*
5. And then run the installation file:
$ sudo ~/Downloads/VMware-Player*
This will open an installation window.
To Uninstall VMware Player from Ubuntu:
If, for some reasons, you want to uninstall VMware Player, use the following command:
$ sudo /usr/bin/vmware-installer -u vmware-player
Press "Enter" and VMware Player will be removed from your system.