Comment 1 for bug 1611804

I've tried VMWare 12 on my Xenial Ubuntu install - I installed a daily Yakkety ISO from here:
and just installed the unity8-desktop-session.

Note I was getting an error from the VMWare player that 3d acceleration was disabled. I just added

mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE"

to my ~/.vmware/preferences file, and restarted VMWare.

Then I was able to log into Unity8 session just fine.

I am finding it very buggy however, mouse position has weird invisible borders, font rendering bugs, screen can black out and then will never draw again. Nothing problematic in the log files I can find.