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OpenSUSE 10.3: Installing And Running VMware Workstation 6.0.x

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VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked, portable virtual machines—no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required.

As I had VMware Workstation running on all my previous *SUSE distros, I as well installed the latest available version 6.0.2 on my openSUSE 10.3 desktop. Even though the latest openSUSE 10.3 comes with Virtualbox, problem being with it is that even the latest Virtialbox 1.5.2 doesn’t support running 64-bit guest OS. Though it seems that Virtualbox is catching up very fast in performance and features, especially their seamless integration. But by my count, KVM should be the king in future, as it is still in very ealry development stages.

I. Prerequisites
1. kernel-source | 2. gcc | 3. gcc-c++ | 4. make | 5. binutils

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