VMware Workstation is the virtualization environment created by VMware Inc. available for both Windows and Linux.
Installing VMware Workstation does not require more than five minutes. The steps to follow are very simple.
How to Install VMware Workstation
Step 1. Download VMware Workstation
The trial version is available for download at the official web site. Visit the VMware site and accept cookies.
Step 2. Choose the version that suits your operating system
VMware Workstation is available for both 64-bit and 64-bit Linux.
Step 3. Start installation
When the download completes, launches the executable and accepts the security alert to start the installation.
Step 4. Accept the license terms
In order to continue, you must agree to the WMware license terms.
Step 5. Choose the destination path
Choose the location where you want to install VMware (you can also leave the default one for convenience), and accept to install additional keyboard drivers, this will require a PC restart after the installation setup ends.
Step 6. Choose how to check for updates
By selecting the first option, you agree to check if new updates are available each time virtual machine startup. With second option you agree to send anonymous information about using WMware, so you can help to improve the software. Select the options you feel most appropriate.
Step 7. Quick Shortcuts
You can now choose the shortcuts you want to use. The first option allows you to create a shortcut on the Desktop, while the second creates new entry on Windows Start button.
Step 8. Copying Files
Continue and wait until installer finish to copying the files on disk.
Step 9. Restart (Optional)
When you are finished installing VMware, we recommend that you restart your operating system.
Now the installation is complete, you can add all virtual machines you like and start testing different operating systems.