ScuzzBlog: Diaries July 2017
Entry 25th July 2017: Post: 1
The End of MS Paint
MS to retire Paint. So do I care. Not really. Never used the thing. I
sometimes paste into it to save the odd screen image but that is about
it. I have always preferred other paint packages and with Photoshop on
hand I just cannot think of a reason to even fire the thing up. Slowly
slowly MS are killing off all their old branded software in the hope I
guess folk will shell out money to buy other stuff from them. No idea.
There are like a gazillion paint packages around anyway so it really is
no great loss. In truth it was never very good anyway. Maybe a contender
for Room 101.
Other items removed or being removed Windows Media Centre. No DVD
player. The loss of configuring Windows Update for home users. The
removal of Desktop Gadgets. Windows virtual PC has gone. Windows Live
Essentials have gone... Live Mail and Movie Maker. Minesweeper and
Solitaire plus Hearts have gone but you can buy them.
I'm kinda glad I have older Windows machines that are not on the
internet so if necessary I can run still some of these things. My
problem with Windows 10 if I ever get to use the thing will be the
validating of the mail so some of these store items become available to
me. I still have no idea how I get over the problem. Fortunately I don't
need to use the Windows 10 machine. Fingers crossed it stays that way.