VMware Player is a free virtualization program from vmware,it’s the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC. With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it effortless for anyone to try out Windows 7 or run the latest Linux release.

First,install the pre-requisites by this in terminal:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Download the binary package.
for vmware player 2.5.3 and ealier version,dowload .bundle package from this page:http://www.vmware.com/download/player/download.html
for vmware player 3.0:https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/pa/activate.php?p=player&k=f0ea6d5562706aae210f7c6014b6ced5&cmp=EMC-PlayerEvalActivation&li=license

Give the .bundle file executable privileges and start the installer:

chmod +x VMware-Player*.bundle
gksudo bash ./VMware-Player*.bundle

A installer window pops up,just click “Install” to start.