There is a free player for vmware on windows, is there a free version as well for mac? If not, any other free alternatives?
Already asked at superuser (Credits to the OP). I post the answer here again - slightly modified:
There is no version of VMware Player for OS X. Instead, VMware sells a Mac version of their product called VMware Fusion. You may use it as trial version 30 days for free
If you don't want to purchase VMware Fusion, you can: