Goodbye MS Paint

jayhoz

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Does that mean that there will be exactly 0 standard MS apps that will allow you to resize an image? I used to use photo editor or whatever it's called, but they dropped resizing from that app.
 

soxhop411

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It looks like it is being hidden and not removed
“@SwiftOnSecurity: mspaint.exe is being deprecated, not removed
Start > type “mspaint” like usual





So you can still use It for the time being.
 

cardiacs

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I still use it every day for screenshots, resizing, and cropping. It's easier to use than anything else and ridiculously lightweight.
 

VTSox

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No way man, Snipping tool destroys is by a million miles in terms of screenshots. Like it's not even close.
Most of the time, yes. If I'm trying to show instructions or something and want the mouse pointer or tool-tip popups to show, I still use paint.

Although, I then generally use the snipping tool from Paint.
 

NortheasternPJ

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The real tragedy here is Outlook Express. Imagine dying and no one realizing you'd existed for the last 10 years?
 

AB in DC

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Outlook Express used to pop up for me any time I inadvertently clicked a "mailto:" link on a browser. Probably could have disabled that, but I didn't bother.
 

edoug

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Microsoft: I wonder if everyone will be upset that we're killing off this popular legacy application that really shaped the consumer experience for so many years.

Adobe: Hold my beer.
Adobe's move deserves ticker-tape parades down Broadway.
2020 seems like an eternity away. Is HTML5 inherently safer or is that it hasn't been implemented enough for bad guys to bother?
 

NortheasternPJ

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2020 seems like an eternity away. Is HTML5 inherently safer or is that it hasn't been implemented enough for bad guys to bother?
Flash is the devil. It should have been gone years ago. Every customer I talk to despises flash due to the security risks and the pain in the ass patching it. If Java is next, i'll be a happy person.
 

edoug

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Flash is the devil. It should have been gone years ago. Every customer I talk to despises flash due to the security risks and the pain in the ass patching it. If Java is next, i'll be a happy person.
Definitely, at least you had customers understood that flash was dangerous. That's not always the case.
 

SumnerH

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2020 seems like an eternity away. Is HTML5 inherently safer or is that it hasn't been implemented enough for bad guys to bother?
HTML5 is virtually ubiquitous in modern browsers (some of the more advanced features may be missing, but the basic Flash replacement stuff is everywhere). Lots of big sites use it, too (e.g. Netflix, YouTube) and have for years.

Flash was closed-source and developed by a company with a terrible track record wrt security. HTML5 is implemented by the web browser developers--how secure it is can vary by browser, but even Microsoft (the worst of the lot, IMO) is leaps and bounds better than Adobe/Macromedia.