Yes, it’s true. One of the long-time mainstays of Microsoft Office, the stock clip art, is going the way of Clippy. Microsoft’s dropping support for clip art in Office, arguing that nobody’s using it anymore, and the images included were outdated. Its replacement? Built-in use of Bing to search for images filtered for Creative Commons licenses.
I’ve written about sources of images for wallpaper in a previous post, but there’s also plenty of online clip art repositories available. One such clip art site I’ve used is Openclipart, an archive of public domain-declared clip art available to anyone. It’s where the laptop in my site’s logo comes from.