Auto updating minecraft no passwd needed
You still technically need Java, but it is now downloaded by the Minecraft launcher and stored with the launcher instead of installed across the entire system.If Minecraft is the only reason you have Java installed, you now have no reason to open up your system to Java vulnerabilities.
This new Minecraft development changes the game, however, so that we no longer need a full system-wide Java installation to play the game.
All this and you’ll never be prompted to install the Ask Toolbar again.
Right now the new Minecraft launcher for Windows PCs is live on the Minecraft website but the majority of players are still using the old launcher.
In fact, if Minecraft is your only use for Java we recommend immediately uninstalling Java from your system.
If you’re using OS X, you can head over to this official thread on Reddit and get the download link.