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Starting March 10, you'll need a Microsoft account to play Java.
minecraft.net/en-us/article/la
This is it folks, yet another HUGE reason to switch to @Minetest
is minecraft equivalent that respects your freedom.
is a proprietary software, which in itself was already a reason to not play it and avoid it, but if you wanted to play it anyway for some reason, at least your account was separated from the big fish and their data base. Another push for Microsoft's monopoly.