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Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt

A tweet by Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson relates an exchange with Microsoft about Windows 8 and the indie sandbox game: "Got an email from microsoft, wanting to help 'certify' minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform." He follows this expressing his distaste for the process and the new OS: "I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to win 8 that way.." Thanks Computer and Video Games.

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19. Re: Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt Sep 27, 2012, 11:29 Matshock
InBlack wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 11:02:
yuastnav wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 10:38:
"Certify minecraft for win8"?

What does this even mean?

It means that they want to turn Windows PC's into a closed system ala Apple's Macintosh computers.

All software has to be 'certified' by Microsoft before the OS will let it run. Microsoft will probably take this a step further as they will only allow digital copies of the software to be purchaed through their built-in app buying software. (again ala Apple's Itunes)

All in all first Gabe and now Notch, kudos to those two for saying fuck you to Microsoft.

It looks like Win7 will be my last Windows OS.

But but but I've been assured this was not going to happen!

Being fair MS hasn't fully implemented this yet but I bet they will.

I finally went to Windows 7 last month because I too will not ever install Windows 8 onto a personal machine even if it were free.

MS lacks the hardware acumen and student loan spendthrift brand equity that Apple has- this will be the kiss of death for MS.

Of course if Foxconn burns down in a riot Apple will be on the skids too...

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