After failing to use VBox, I gave VMWare a shot. So, I went to download this for my Ubuntu computer. Again, when I tried getting it, it's a fail.
I got it off their website: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/4_0
I downloaded the 64bit version, because my Ubuntu is running that version. Upon downloading that, when it finished I try to open the file, and turns out its a text file, and when it's open, it crashes.
I don't know what to do. I'm about ready to give up on this, and when I wanna use different operating systems, I'll just go to Mac.
Answer by Compucore · Dec 02, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Have you tried going thruogh the repository that Ubuntu has. Maybe you might have luck trying to download it and installing it there. I'm not on my laptop that has Ubuntu on it. But it is worth a shot.
Answer by Compucore · Dec 02, 2012 at 11:01 PM
In Ubuntu there is a section where you can add free software that is downloadable from the responsiveness that they have available. If you go to Applications --> Ubuntu software centre, and from there do a search for VMware it will bring up VMware that is downloadable and can be installed within Ubuntu itself take a look. I just opened it up on my laptop a fe moments ago to double check to make sure that the section is there to actually do it. From there you can download and install a version of VMware for free.
Answer by rjbradlow · Dec 04, 2012 at 03:52 PM
VirtualBox (Oracle) is NOT VMware, they are two different companies.
VirtualBox is in the Ubuntu repositories, though usually behind current stable releases.
Always! use your distros package management system* for proper software installation that includes dependencies.*
(GUI: Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager -/- CLI: Apt-Get or Aptitude ... Google it.)
The Ubuntu / Debian Command Line way of grabbing this is:
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose
But first update & upgrade before installing any software packages:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Getting / Installing the latest version instructions are here:
NOTE: Depending on how old or behind your current package is, you may need to uninstall your previous version before upgrading.
And don't forget to install the Guest Additions!