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Windows Paint is now officially not getting updated any more

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Enlarge / Who needs Aurich's artistic talents, anyway? (credit: Peter Bright)

The venerable Windows Paint program, known to many by the name of its executable, mspaint.exe, has been marked as deprecated in the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, The Guardian reports.

Deprecation states formally that the feature is no longer actively developed, and it serves as a warning that Microsoft may remove the feature in a future release. Removal isn't guaranteed, however; there are parts of the Win32 API that have been deprecated for 20 years but still haven't been removed. It's possible that Paint will continue to ship with Windows in a kind of zombie state: not subject to any active maintenance but kept around indefinitely since it's self-contained and not a security risk.

Indeed, the end of the development of Paint is not going to surprise anyone who actually uses the thing; the last time it received any non-negligible improvements was in Windows 7, when its user interface was updated to use a ribbon control. Before that, it had an interface that had been largely untouched since Windows 3.1. As such, Microsoft's official deprecation is merely confirming something that was already obvious; it's not an indicator that anything has actually changed.

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Draw something today.
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Arcade classic Galaga is about to become an animated series

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If you walked into an arcade in the '80s...or the '90s...or perhaps even now, there's a good chance you stared down Galaga. Even as games like Space Invaders preceded it, the game has endured to the point that it even got a shout-out in The Avengers, establishing it as the ultimate arcade blast. Now, it's hitting another level.



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Just keep Adam Sandler away from it.
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"Trump and the Russian Money Trail": Trump's Ties to Oligarchs Go Back Decades

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President Trump on Wednesday said he never would have nominated Jeff Sessions to be attorney general had he known Sessions was going to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into alleged ties between Russia and Trump associates. One Russia expert says the smoking gun indicating a quid pro quo between Russian money and Trump may lie with a little-known case that was abruptly settled involving a holding company linked to the Russian elite. Prevezon’s lawyer is Natalia Veselnitskaya—the same Russian woman who initiated the now-infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr. last June. We speak with author and Russia expert Seva Gunitsky, associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Dream Inequality

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I swear, I don't mean this comic to harbor any political perspective. I just thought it was funny.

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Thanks so much for your support, geeks. It means so much to us.

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I am Batman! Whee!
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Voters

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When I said you should compromise, I didn't mean about the thing that matters to ME!

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Was Tealord's idea and I had a quiet lunch, so...

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