Note: installing Vmware will remove previous versions, and so will Vbox installs. Ie, if you have Vbox ose installed, and installl Vbox non-ose, your Vbox ose will get removed. * Install VirtualBox ose (open source edition. This is a Debian package, installed via apt. * Install Virtualbox non-ose. This downloads and installs the non free version of VirtualBox * Install VmWare Addons. This doesn't always work, but I try to keep it somewhat up to date. * Install VmWare Player. Downloads and installs Vmware Player. * Rebuild kernel modules for VirtualBox, if needed. Note: apt installed VirtualBox gets its modules automatically updated via smxi, or you can do it manually here. * Vmware now handles its module rebuilding the first time you start it after a kernel update. Nice work Vm

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