"Tux Paint Day" Announced — Celebrates 7 years of Tux Paint

(Davis, CA — June 15, 2009) - On June 14, 2002, the first lines of code were written for the Tux Paint project. Two days later, the first alpha release was made available to the world — making June 16, 2009 Tux Paint's 7th birthday!

Bill Kendrick, lead developer of Tux Paint, has suggested that everyone who enjoys the software should mark the occasion by telling a friend or neighbor. So, if you know an elementary school teacher, or parents or grandparents with appropriately aged children or grandchildren — kids aged 3 to 12 years old — you're encouraged to let them know, and ask them to spread the world as well.

Remember to tell them it's free, runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and probably even speaks their native tongue (it's been translated to over 80 languages).

In the last 7 years:

About Tux Paint

Tux Paint, part of the Tux4Kids project, is an award-winning Open Source drawing program aimed at children aged 3 to 12 years old. It runs natively on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X, BeOS and other platforms, and has been translated to over 80 languages. It can be downloaded free of charge from the Tux Paint website. For further information, visit: www.tuxpaint.org and www.tux4kids.com

Contact Bill Kendrick for more information.

URL for this press release: http://www.tuxpaint.org/latest/tpday-200906.php3