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Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). Tux Paint is used in schools around the world as a computer literacy drawing activity. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.
Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. (See the full list of features.)
Bill Kendrick, lead developer of Tux Paint, will be talking about the latest release at the Linux Users' Group of Davis (near Sacramento, California) tomorrow, Monday December 15th.
August 24, 2014 (Updated August 28 & September 14)
Version 0.9.22 of Tux Paint is now available! See the press release to learn what's new!
You can download Tux Paint 0.9.22, free of charge, for the following systems:
- Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, and 8, as an instaler EXE (or as a portable, stand-alone ZIP folder)
- RHEL 4, 5, 6 and 7 (and compatible) Linux
- Mac OS X (coming soon!)
- pkgsrc-based Unix-like systems (e.g., NetBSD)
- Windows95, 98, and ME, as an installer EXE (or as a portable, stand-alone ZIP folder)
- or, download the source code
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Tux Paint runs on a variety of platforms, including all versions of Windows (including Tablet PC), Mac OS X 10.3 and up, Linux, BeOS and Haiku, FreeBSD and NetBSD. It works well on older, slower systems, as well as thin-clients such as LTSP, Citrix® and Windows Terminal Services. It even runs on some handheld computers!
How Much Does It Cost?
Tux Paint is free, Open Source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It is developed by volunteers around the world. We work on it as a labor of love, with the hopes that people will find it useful, and in turn share it with their own friends and family.
Because Tux Paint (and other open source software) is free of cost and not limited in any way, a school can use it today, without waiting for procurement or a budget!
Download Tux Paint today, and enjoy!
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Did you know? Adults enjoy Tux Paint, too!