UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson is believed to have said that a week is a long time in politics. Well, it appears that 24 hours is a long time on the Internet, as Microsoft Paint went from being axed to being saved in less than a day.
News broke yesterday that the drawing program, a staple of the Windows system since 1985, was moved to the list of features that will be deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This means that the software was no longer in active development and might even be removed altogether in the future.
But the outpour online for this software was so strong that Microsoft clarified the changes in a blog post. MS Paint is being removed from the operating system, but will still be available for people to download.
“Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint,” wrote Megan Saunders, general …
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