After declaring that Microsoft Paint would be going away, Microsoft changes its mind after an Internet outcry.
In a somewhat confusing post this week, Microsoft said that Paint, the built in graphics program that's been part of the Windows operating system for the last 32 years, would be discontinued, or in Microsoft speak, deprecated, along with some other programs. After a large outcry by fans of the program, Microsoft reversed course, and in a blog post, said Microsoft would be keeping Paint. Microsoft will be moving Paint to the Windows Store as a free download in the near future (no timeline is available right now) and its main features incorporated into Paint 3D, available on Windows 10.
Also being discontinued are Outlook Express and its Reader app, which will be added to Edge, the web browser in Windows 10.
For the full list of features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, see this Microsoft post.
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