Newswire: Microsoft now claims Paint isn’t dead, it’s just going to live on a farm

Yesterday, reports came out that Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update would make the iconic-ish Paint program “deprecated,” essentially meaning that it would no longer be getting updates and that it might eventually be dropped entirely. The basic functionality of Paint would be added to the newer program Paint 3D, but the traditional Paint program itself would be deemphasized. Now, perhaps taken aback by the show of support that the crummy little program received, Microsoft has begun walking back the idea that it’s “dead,” choosing instead to position this as simply another phase in the program’s long and fulfilling life—a life that will definitely continue, even if Microsoft’s statement does seem suspiciously similar to saying Paint is going to “a better place.”

Speaking with Motherboard, a Microsoft spokesperson said that Paint is “not going away,” and after reiterating that its features will be absorbed into Paint …

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