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Tux Paint is completely free software, released as “Open Source” software, under the provisions of the GNU General Public License (GPL). This means you may download it and install it on as many machines as you wish, copy it for friends and family, and give it to your local schools. In fact, we encourage this!
Tux Paint runs on most systems, but check the Requirements if you're unsure whether your system can support it.
Pick which version of Tux Paint you wish to download:
- Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7
- Users of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 can download and run this simple installer application to get the full version of Tux Paint.
(A stand-alone ZIP-file version, also known as a "Portable" version, is available, as well.)
- Windows 95, 98, ME
- Users of Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME, can download and run this simple installer application to get a Tux Paint.
(A ZIP-file version, also known as a "Portable" version, is available, as well.)
Apple Mac OS X
- Mac OS X
- Apple Macintosh owners running OS X can download Tux Paint here.
- iPad users with iOS 4.3 or later can download "Tux Paint HD" for free from iTunes.
- Debian GNU/Linux Packages
- Debian users can simply download pre-compiled Tux Paint packages for their release and architecture from their preferred Debian archive mirror. Backports of recent versions of Tux Paint for older Debian releases are also provided through backports.org.
- Ubuntu Linux Packages
- Ubuntu users can download pre-compiled Tux Paint packages for their release and architecture from Launchpad.
- RPM Linux Packages
- Users of RedHat and Fedora Linux distributions can download Tux Paint for Intel x86 architecture (i386) or source-code in RPM format.
- Slackware Linux Packages
- Slackware users can download pre-compiled Tux Paint packages for Intel x86 systems.
- OLPC XO-1 Activity
- Owners of the One Laptop per Child "XO-1" can download a build of Tux Paint that runs on their device.
- FreeBSD Packages
- FreeBSD users can learn about the FreeBSD port of Tux Paint.
- NetBSD Packages
- NetBSD users can learn about the NetBSD packages for Tux Paint.
- Zaurus Packages
- Owners of Sharp Zaurus PDAs capable of displaying 640x480 graphics can install Tux Paint packages.
- Maemo (Nokia 770/N800/N900) Packages
- Owners of the Nokia 770 and N800 internet tablet, and N900 smartphone can download Tux Paint.
- BeOS users can download and install Tux Paint and necessary libraries here.
- OS/2 users can download pre-compiled Tux Paint for OS/2 systems.
- MacOS 9
- Unfortunately, Tux Paint hasn’t been tested on Apple’s MacOS (“Classic”). If you’d like to try, please grab the source and send us your results!
- Other Linux and Unix users can download the source-code to compile and install Tux Paint. (Developers can get the latest from the CVS source-code repository.)
- Tux Paint users who use languages requiring their own fonts can download pre-packaged TrueType Fonts for Tux Paint.
- Alternative icons for Tux Paint.
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One of our friends at Tux Paint is the amazing kids Magician Matthew James.
He creates fun shows for kids with magic and Bounce Houses just like we create fun for kids with paint!
Go check out his site and enjoy the magic.
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