Re: installing VMware server that is downloaded as .tar.gz
you should be able to run it like a script:
you will probably have to use sudo for that program though.
if that doesn't work try
if you get a permissions error about executing type the following and try the above again:
sudo sh vmware-install.pl
Just on a side note though, virtualbox is a great program that runs any x86 os and it's in the repositories. You might want to check it out first as it is much easier to install and will not break with kernel updates.
chmod +x vmware-install.pl
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