No, Microsoft Paint isn't being "killed off" after 32 years

No, Microsoft Paint isn't being

No, Microsoft Paint isn't being "killed off" after 32 years

It's good to know that Microsoft listened to its users by not killing the 32-year-old Windows program.

"Today, we have seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint", Microsoft said in a blogpost late on Monday. Today, Microsoft took the unprecedented step of dedicating a blog post to the controversy, saying it wanted to "set the record straight". Her next words were nearly sentimental, as she affirmed Paint's continuing existence: "If there's anything we learned, it's that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans". "It has been wonderful to see so much love for our trusty old app", it said.

"MS Paint fans rejoice: The original art app isn't going anywhere - except to the Windows Store for free!"

Paint 3D was introduced in October past year as both a replacement for MS paint - an application first launched in 1985 - and a key pillar of the push to make Windows a hub for 3D and mixed reality creation.

For decades, Paint was among applications installed by default on Windows-powered personal computers and drew a strong following.

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While it's certainly welcomed news that Paint will live on as a free download from the Windows Store, it's worth noting that in such form it won't be quite the same moving forward. But many will rejoice having free access to MS Paint, which has been a part of almost everyone's tech-journey. But one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint.

The 32-year-old drawing tool will remain with the users.

During the Creators Update launch event, the company said that users could export 3D models from Minecraft.

The Redmond tech giant gave the cold status of "deprecated" to MS Paint, which received some major wistful reporting yesterday.

Besides MS Paint some of the other programs that will not be available in the new update will be the 3D Builder app, Outlook Express, Reader app, Screen saver functionality in Themes and a few others.

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