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Microsoft Paint will not be discountinued

Microsoft Paint remains around, but is now available via Windows Store
Microsoft Paint remains around
Although it was rumored that Windows 10 users would no longer have access to the good old Paint app, since a whole new, 3D version, was introduced by the Creators Update, Microsoft has just confirmed that MS Paint will be available in the Windows Store.

Microsoft Paint has been around for ages and it seems that some people are still in love with this ancient app. Although it recently arrived in a completely new shape - Paint 3D - the original is not going anywhere. To make things clear, Microsoft's Megan Saunders has recently dedicated an entire blog post to this little app and its title should say it all - "MS Paint is here to stay."

The blog post mentioned above was published two days ago and highlighted the fact that "after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans," but above anything else that "MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free."

Unfortunately, we cannot expect MS Paint to receive any new updates, but Microsoft might surprise us, after all. For now, the new star is Paint 3D, that will receive new features on a regular basis. Even more, those in love with MS Paint can enjoy most of its features in the new Paint 3D app.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-07-26 (Update: 2017-07-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.