The time has come ladies and gentlemen, to get rid of Java once and for all. We’ve slightly talked about the reasons for ending Java’s life on your computer, but now we are going to double down.
Back on November 18, 2011, which is 4-years ago, Java got a new lease on life when Minecraft launched for the Windows PC. We’re not sure what flew into the heads of the creators for basing this video game around Java, but it turned out well for them.
Minecraft Windows 10 Edition
After years of making millions, the developers stayed with Java despite its many security issues and the fact that other languages could make for a more optimized game that performs a lot better.
This game saw millions of people downloading Java to their computer, but with Minecraft now a central aspect at Microsoft, the time has come for Java to meet its end.
We say this because not too long ago, Microsoft released the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition; and guess what? It was not created with Java, but with C++. Over time, Java version of Minecraft will be phased out, and we have to say, this should have happened a long time ago.
With all this happening, it is clear this is the time to get rid of Java once and for all. Minecraft is the final saving grace for Java, and with the game moving to greener pastures, users have little reason to keep this mess of a language on their systems.
First, you need to download Minecraft Windows 10 Edition. We understand it is free for anyone who owns the Java version of the game. Uninstall the old game and Java Runtime Environment and you’re good to go.
Now, what if you do not want to remove the original version of Minecraft? We understand because the Windows 10 Edition version doesn’t have the same amount of features when compared to the old.
There’s a trick that allows you to play the game without having Java installed throughout your computer system.
It is all about the new launcher Mojang has released for Minecraft. With this launcher, Java will only be linked to Minecraft and not your whole system, so should there be any serious security problems, your system will not be affected.
Despite this, most Minecraft users are still using the old launcher, so if you are one of them, it is time to upgrade.
This is how to switch over:
Just visit this link right here, it will carry you to the Minecraft website. Download the file that says, Minecraft.exe, and that’s it.
We’re done here, good luck.
Read: Manage Java Settings in Windows 10.