Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Jul 2017 13:53 UTC

Microsoft has announced - through a boring table, because Microsoft - that MS Paint has been deprecated. This means that it will soon be removed from Windows completely, superseded - supposedly - by their new Paint 3D.

When Microsoft Paint will officially be removed from Windows has yet to be confirmed, while a precise date for the release of the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update is equally up in the air. Whether, like Clippy, Windows users will celebrate or decry Paint's removal, it will be a moment in the history of Windows as one of its longest-standing apps is put out to pasture.

To be honest, I don't quite understand why you'd use Paint for anything since Paint.NET is far more capable and also free.

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Why I use mspaint
by dpJudas on Mon 24th Jul 2017 14:13 UTC
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It is simple, really. It is always there (on any PC), it launches instantly, lets me crop, scale and annotate things.

Sure, there are countless better drawing programs out there, but mspaint served my extremely basic needs.

What MS fails to understand is that my replacement won't be another Microsoft product. They stopped making acceptable user interfaces for me ages ago.

Edited 2017-07-24 14:14 UTC

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