Tux Paint
Open Source Drawing Software for Children

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Tux Paint is free computer art software for children.
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“Tux Paint solved many of my problems in the classroom, especially the lack of materials, pigments, media cards, colored pencils, various brushes, etc. [We researched] the use of this educational software to develop expressive skills in children of 11 and 12 years in my workplace. The result was optimal. I am pleased to have Tux Paint as a partner in my field.” — A school in Peru, January 2012

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Ubuntu Linux Packages

March 5, 2008 — Users of the Ubuntu distribution of Linux can now obtain packages for the 7.10 (Gutsy) and 8.04 (Hardy) releases of Ubuntu from Launchpad.

Caroline Ford produced packages of Tux Paint (including separate packages for "Magic" tool plug-ins, and plug-in development), Tux Paint Stamps and Tux Paint Config. for the following CPU architectures: i386, lpia and amd64.

Available Packages

The following packages are available from the package sources (option 1) and FTP site (option 2) listed below:

Option 1: Package Sources

To use your system's software package manager to install the various parts of Tux Paint, add the following package repositry ("apt source") lines to your package system (e.g., via Synaptic, Adept, or by editing "/etc/apt/sources.list" in a text editor). Ask your system to fetch updates, and you will then be able to install the various Tux Paint packages (see "Available Packages," above).

(For more, see: "PPA for Caroline Ford" at Launchpad.)

Option 2: Direct Package File Downloads (Manual install)

Alternatively, you can download and install the ".deb" package files directly:

Download the packages that correspond to your system's CPU architecture. (You can run the command "dpkg --print-architecture" to find out what it is, e.g. "i386" for Intel 80386-compatible CPUs.)

Note: The "tuxpaint-data" and "tuxpaint-stamps-default" packages are only data, and are therefore architecture-independent.

Install the packages by clicking them to launch gdebi (under GNOME on Ubuntu) or Adept (under KDE on Kubuntu). Alternatively, you can use the "dpkg" command-line tool. (e.g., "sudo dpkg -i tuxpaint_0.9.19-0ubuntu2~ppa4~gutsy_i386.deb").

Note: Install "tuxpaint_0.9.19" last, or install them all at once using "dpkg -i tuxpaint*.deb".

Did you know? Tux Paint runs right on your computer, and doesn't require Internet access.