Microsoft is playing hard to get. Yesterday (24 June 2017), the news that Microsoft Paint may be not be available on the next Windows update caused an uproar. Designers minimised their programmes and became keyboard warriors, voicing their love for the 32 year old desktop staple, proving that sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
Thankfully, we woke up this morning to the news that Microsoft has now decided that Paint will be available on the Windows Store. Megan Saunders, Microsoft’s general manager in 3D for Everyone Initiative and Window Experiences wrote a blogpost last night explaining: “Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app. Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news: “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.”
Long live MS Paint!
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