Vmplayer and Virtualbox, I have both installed them on Ubuntu 14.04 and they live together quietly.
I find it usefull to install Vmware as well, because it is possible to change the folder where the virtual machines are stored, so since I do not have enough space in my home, I put Vmware VMs in another partition (ext4 or ntfs).
Vmware player can’t export virtual machines .
On Virtualbox I keep those I need to back up, exporting them in the ova format, that is, the most important ones I don’t want to lose.
On Vmware the others.
You can install an ISO directly on Vmware or export a VM from Virtualbox to Vmware, you must choose vmdk , then import in Vmware: File-> open to Virtual machine.
To install Vmware on Ubuntu (as host) :
Download Vmware Player 64bit:
To make easier typing on terminal,
rename VMware-Player-12.5.6-5528349.x86_64.bundle in VMware.bundle
chmod +x VMware.bundle
Then follow this : (scroll down with mouse to see all images)
These are the commands to copy and paste:
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop
sudo chmod -R 777 ‘/home/USERNAME/VMware Tools’
cd ‘/home/USERNAME/VMware Tools/vmware-tools-distrib’
sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d (-d for default options)