I have been running VMware player 2.0.4 since August to launch a windows XP Virtual Machine. I don’t really use the VM all that often, but when I am doing web development, I need to be able to test in IE, and thats the only way I can do it w/o rebooting to Vista *shudder*. Towards the end of September it started telling me there was an upgrade available. I went to the VMware website only to discover they had stopped providing the .tar.gz version of VMware player. My only options were .bundle or .rpm. Not really feeling like I wanted to be all that adventurous I ignored the upgrade requests. Finally after installing the latest kernel patches last night I decided to go ahead and upgrade VMware Player as well since I would have to re-compile the kernel modules again anyway for the new linux kernel. Having never tried to install and RPM on Ubuntu I was at a loss.