How to Install VMware Workstation Player on Deepin 20

VMware Workstation Player is an ideal utility for running a single virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC. VMware Player free version is available for non-commercial, personal and home use.

This article tutorials show you how to install VMware Workstation Player on Deepin 20.

Step 1. Download VMware Workstation Player

The first step is to download the latest version of VMware Workstation Player. Use wget to download the installation bundle:

wget --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0" https://www.vmware.com/go/getplayer-linux

Once the download is completed,modify the file attribute to be executable.

chmod +x VMware-Player-16.1.0-17198959.x86_64.bundle

At the time of writing this article, the VMware Workstation Player is version 16.1.0.

Step 2. Install VMware Workstation Player on Deepin

Run the following command to install :

sudo ./VMware-Player-16.1.0-17198959.x86_64.bundle

During the installation, you will see information about the progress.

Extracting VMware Installer...done.
Installing VMware Player 16.1.0
    Configuring...
[######################################################################] 100%
Installation was successful.

When you see this information , you have the VMware Workstation Player installed on your Ubuntu system.

In the system menu , you can find the VMware Workstation Player.

Now, You can click on the icon run it.

Step 3. Uninstalling VMware Player

When you want to uninstall VMware Player, use the following command:

sudo /usr/bin/vmware-installer -u vmware-player

You’ll be asked whether you want to keep the configuration files:

All configuration information is about to be removed. Do you wish to
keep your configuration files? You can also input 'quit' or 'q' to
cancel uninstallation. [yes]: 

Then , Press “Enter” and VMware Player will be removed from your system:

Uninstalling VMware Installer 3.0.0
    Deconfiguring...
[######################################################################] 100%
Uninstallation was successful.

Conclusion

We have shown you how to install VMware Workstation Player on your Deepin system. You can now try install it and create your first virtual machine.

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