1. The VMWare Workstation 8 costs £ 155.83 for the downloaded version, while VMWare Player is free.
2. The VMWare Workstation is capable of creating multiple snapshots and clones, while VMWare Player cannot achieve these functions.
3. The VMWare Workstation is capable of building and handling teams, while VMWare Player cannot.
4. The VMWare Workstation is capable of handling Virtual Rights Management, unlike the VMWare Player.

I don't have permision to post in BackTrack 5 How-To's
So maybe moderators move this post to backtrack 5 how-to's

I don't see many tutorials about vmware workstation here ....

Install vmware player 4 on backtrack 5 kde kernel 2.6.39.4

1. Preparing the kernel headers http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...Kernel_Headers (thanks to muts)

2. If you have 32-bits download VMware-Player-4.0.0-471780.i386.bundle, If you have 64-bits download VMware-Player-4.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle, I downloaded the VMware-Player 4 from official site.

3. through the terminal to the directory chmod to the file.
Code:
chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle
4. Install VMware-Player
Code:
./VMware-Player-4.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle
5. follow the default installation way to completion.

6.
Code:
cp-rf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source /home/mugna/
7. if you want to uninstall vmware player by default type:
Code:
root@bt:~# vmware-installer-u vmware-player
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Install vmware workstation 8 on backtrack 5 kde kernel 2.6.39.4

1. Preparing the kernel headers http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...Kernel_Headers (thanks to muts)

2. If you have 32-bits download VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.i386.bundle, If you have 64-bits download VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle, I downloaded the VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle from official site.

3. through the terminal to the directory chmod to the file.
Code:
chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle
4. Unstall VMware-Workstation
Code:
./VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle
5. follow the default install way to completion

6.
Code:
mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source.def
7.
Code:
mv /home/mugna/source /usr/lib/vmware/modules/
8.
Code:
vmware-modconfig –console –install-all

/mario cruz