Microsoft MSFT 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% announced Monday, Paint is going to be deprecated application in the Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 slated for release later this year. Paint which has been around since first being introduced in Windows 1.0 back in 1985 is not totally going away.
The technology giant said the 32-year-old sketching app “isn’t going anywhere” despite appearing on a list of software that was to be “deprecated” from the next Windows 10 update.
The app will instead be moved to the Windows Store, where Windows users will be able to download it for free, the company said.
But, is it really going to be “free” or are they going to route they did with Solitare? While Solitaire is “free” in Windows 10, you need to watch a 30-second ad before you can play. If you don’t want ads then you can pay $1.49 per month ($9.99 per year) for a “premium version”.