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Apparently this isn't official just yet, but an Indonesian news site posted a statement from a Microsoft Indonesia executive that basically said this would be the case. I'm thinking that this might be region-specific, but who knows. Anyhow, if this is true, PC Gamer is saying that those with Windows 8 will automatically get their OS upgraded to Windows 9 when it comes out, which is pretty cool. Guess it's an apology for 8 (if it's true)? I also wonder how many people will try to get a cheaper copy of Windows 8 just to get Windows 9 cheaper overall; will be interesting to see if they have anything in place to guard against that. The good news is that, going by the Windows rule (only every other version of Windows is good), Windows 9 should actually be a good version this time around. Anyone here have Windows 8 or looking to upgrade to 9 when it comes out?
Marcus Estrada posted a article in Industry NewsAlthough Markus "Notch" Persson of Mojang hasn't made his dislike of the upcoming Windows 8 a secret, today he was found saying something interesting things about it via his Twitter account. Minecraft is no doubt one of the biggest indie successes out there, and despite the continual growth the game could see by being certified by Windows 8, Notch won't be a part of it. This doesn't mean that Windows 8 users won't be able to play it though. Here's the tweets Notch sent out about it: "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. 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.." While it's certainly a fair stance right now, most people aren't planning their purchase of next Operating System based off Minecraft. It's not as if not being certified would mean the game can't run, either. Said process helps to make sure programs work well with newer OSes, but many still run just fine even though they were never certified. If Notch really desired to keep people from using the OS he would do better to find some way to lock 8 users out. But he won't go that far, at least it doesn't seem to be the case yet. Does Notch taking a small stand against Windows 8 matter? Will it stop some gamers from getting it or are there already other reasons not to upgrade?