Minecraft 1.7.9


New user
Minecraft 1.7.9 has been released (actually some days ago). You can update via the Minecraft launcher.

It is a minor update which support name change.

Official release notes:

We have pushed out an update that supports name changes, however we will not allow name changes until a future date. For information on how name changes will work, please see these frequently asked questions.
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New user
Finally! Name changing! So looking forward to this update.
Well, it is the preparation for later changes happening in 1.8.

Not quite possible to change your name at this point, unfortunately.

So much is coming: Realms, new blocks, new enchantment system, name changes, etc...