Everybody knows vmnetcfg.exe - but with VMWare Player 5.0 it has gone missing. A lot of instructions can be found how to extract the handy network editor from the Workstation Version or download it from a torrent site.

Much easier is to use the command line - because the well known network editor...

Sometimes the Command Line can get very useful - therefor it is good to know which parameters can be used. NextGen Admin, formerly known as NG Admin, has some nice CLI options.

-c:SERVER:USER:PASSWORD:IsMC:MODULE
   SERVER = Server addrese or host name
   USER = User name
   PASSWORD = password...

Ubuntu is nice to use, it works flawlessly on most systems. Especially the packet management is awesome and therefore I wanna say thanks to Debians developers for that.

What so ever, sometimes you have to add a Repository to the sources.list which creats a failure during fetching the package data...