It's easy to install Vmware Player in Ubuntu – Download a copy, install required packages, and finally run the installer. For details, follow the steps below:
2. Install required packages by running this command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
3. If need, change the downloaded package from "VMware-Player-5.0.2-xxx.xxx.txt" to "VMware-Player-5.0.2-xxx.xxx.bundle".
Then give it the executable privilege via command:
cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod +x VMware-Player-*.bundle
Finally, run the installer in this terminal window:
Follow the pop-up installer wizard, and finally you'll get "Installation was successful".