Rick Brewster Posted November 27, 2013 Share Posted November 27, 2013 This isn't new news, but I'd like to remind everyone that paint.net 4.0 will require Windows 7 SP1 or newer (this includes Windows 8 and 8.1, of course). It should also run fine on Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2 or newer. Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 "non-R2" will not work. As usual, I don't actually do any testing on Windows Server, so support there is primarily of the "good faith effort" type. So if you've been holding out on upgrading to Windows 7 or 8.1, now is a great time to do so! Microsoft has done a pretty good job of making this as frictionless as possible when it comes to pricing and installation (e.g. low prices and easy upgrades). I expect 4.0 to be finished ("RTM") within the next few months (it'll definitely be after Christmas; maybe keep it in mind for your shopping or wish lists?). Once it's released, 3.5 will be officially unsupported and will not be available for download from the website. I still haven't decided on an "unofficial" or "grace period" policy for the forum (e.g. it's not like I'm going to ban someone if they post a tutorial that uses 3.5, right?). You can download the latest preview version (aka alpha/beta/unstable) over in the paint.net 4.0 Preview Center. You can read about all the new features over on the paint.net blog. Also worth mentioning is that if you have 3.5 installed, it won't expire or "die" once 4.0 is released. You can keep using it as long as you like without having to upgrade; it's just the support policy on this forum that will start excluding it. (In other words, go ahead and use it, just don't bug me about it ) Pre-emptive NOTE: Please do not ask me to add support for Vista or XP. It's not that your request is lame or invalid or anything, it's just not going to happen (sorry, I'm just being honest!). 1 Quote The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/ Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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