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An update that is recently released by Microsoft states that Paint is one of the applications in the following updates that will not receive any updates or will potentially face deletion. In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft Paint is one among the number of applications that will share the same fate such as Outlook Express whose functionality is now being transferred to the Mail application on Windows 10. The Reader app will cease to be a standalone application and will be integrated into Microsoft Edge, and others such as Windows PowerShell 2.0 will be merged with its updated version, PowerShell 5.0+.
The trimming down of applications is a necessary change towards the improvement of the said operating system. The old ones must always give way for the versions to come in. In this particular case, there is a form of nostalgia that Microsoft Paint that has embedded on a number of loyal Windows users. Paint has become attached to old Windows users because of its time-filler functionality in times of idleness. Hence, this attachment is the reason that saddens the old Windows community.
Windows 10 has gradually removed some of the familiar applications since the death of XP and it is clear that the change that has transpired for over a decade is needed to keep up with the amounts of data that are being transferred every day. These changes are aimed towards progress and improvements, and now that Paint is being phased out too, perhaps it is time to welcome Paint 3D as its offspring and know itself too as it makes itself known as a positive result of Paint’s removal.