virtualandi wrote:its vmware workstation 6
Try virtualbox ... it performs waaaay better! And it's available via Synaptic .... Just point and click, "Apply", and voila, application installed.
files are GNU zipped (gzip
) "UNIX T
), a compression format very common on UNIX-like platforms. It's widely used and actually very easy to handle (excellent for backups!), e.g. it can be read on almost every OS (Linux, Windows, Mac OS, BeOS, OS/2, ... ) and on every platform (Intel, PowerPC, SPARC, HP PA-RISC ...). So if software gets delivered in a *.tar.gz
file you obviously have to unpack it somewhere, then go into that place where things got unpacked (usually this would be a new sub-directory), and then launch the actual installer, usually some sort of script that will auto-guess the correct settings and just install what it needs to install. Such installer scripts are best launched in the terminal, e.g.
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After the installer script has finished without spitting out an error it's usually safe to remove that sub-directory, it shouldn't be needed any longer.
In the case of VMware
I am absolutely confident that there are detailed instructions on their web site
and I think there should be a README
file somewhere somehow, so I suggest you read those things