I have an expired VMware Fusion license from last year. Can I get a new license? Do I have to pay for one?
I completely agree with Roberto. The normal VMWare Player is a non-commercial patented product. It comes absolutely free and won't prompt you to buy a license as long as you use it. But if you have downloaded the VMWare Workstation then you will have to pay for it, as it's a commercial version of VMWare with loads of new features useful for commercial/workstation usage.