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open-vm-tools as an alternative to VMWare Tools is way easier to install
Authored by: mkuron on Jun 17, '11 08:11:16AM
There's a much simpler way to install VMWare Tools in a Linux guest OS: All recent Linux distributions have a package named open-vm-tools, which is basically an open-source re-implementation of VMWare's proprietary tools. So for Debian and Ubuntu, all you need to do is run sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools in your Linux guest's Terminal or select the open-vm-tools package in the software manager. Another advantage over VMWare's official tools is that open-vm-tools is automatically updated along with your Linux distribution, so you only need to install it once (and not after every single VMWare or Linux kernel update).

Edited on Jun 17, '11 08:12:37AM by mkuron


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