Users React to Possible Removal of Microsoft Paint


For more than 30 years, purchasers of Microsoft's Windows package were assured their acquisition would come with Paint, the computer graphics program that allows users to create and edit image files. 

But per CNBC, a list updated last week by the company deems Paint "deprecated"—meaning it's at risk of being nixed from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which ZDNet notes is anticipated to be released in September. 

And those who've become accustomed to seeing it with each new release since November 1985 are already expressing pained reactions at the program's possible demise. "Please tell me [it's] fake news," one commenter tweeted, along with a weeping emoji, while others wistfully shared their previous Paint efforts online.

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