How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

Updated on March 5, 2019
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VMware Tools is an optional, free set of drivers and utilities that enhances both the performance of a virtual machine’s guest operating system and interaction between the guest and the host.

From time to time I find clients have not installed the VMware tools in their virtual machine’s (VM) operating system. I find it more often in Linux VMs than Windows.

Installing VMware Tools in the guest operating system is vital. Although the guest operating system can run without VMware Tools, you lose important functionality and convenience.

In this video we’ll install and configure VMware Tools in Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)