Microsoft responds to Paint furore, promises it's not going away

After 32 Years Microsoft Is Killing Off Paint For Good

There is a possibility of Microsoft Paint to be a part of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but Microsoft will not keenly update this software.

Microsoft said it would keep developing its Paint program on Monday amid fears that the 32-year-old application might be killed off in the next Windows 10 update.

Microsoft is pushing 3D Paint as the replacement for MS Paint.

"If there's anything we learned, it's that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans", Saunders said in the blog post. "It's been fantastic to see so much love for our trusty old app", the company said in a blog following the internet outcry.

For decades, Paint was among applications installed by default on Windows-powered personal computers and drew a strong following. Is it going away from Windows, yes, but that just means it's a free download in the Microsoft Store. Not until Windows 3.0's release in 1990 were users even able to draw in multiple colors, reports Joe Difazio for the International Business Times.

The Windows 10 Creators Update is set to launch this Autumn, and could be released as early as September. But office workers are deprived of their creative sessions once Microsoft would severe MS Paint from Windows as a standard program. 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. Paint may be standard when it comes to quick, simple sketches, but it has been far outpaced by other options. Although, one of the most biggest changes that Microsoft is going to make is removing off old apps, and replacing them with the new ones.

Ending updates to certain tools is an effective way to get users to upgrade, funneling users into current product offerings.

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