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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Random review:
“Somehow, the word about TuxPaint spread throughout our community. Older elementary school students started exploring it in our computer center. A few days later, a middle school boy asked how he could use TuxPaint on his computer. This is a boy who has spent hundreds of hours playing first-person shooting games.” — Takoma Park Maryland Library, May 2012


Reviews - Schoolforge-UK

Schoolforge-UK

In May 2005, Schoolforge-UK published a 5-star review of Tux Paint.

Excellent configuration features are provided for using in networked school settings and for restricting access to features. The various configuration options can be set via command-line switches, config. files or a GUI as you would expect from a mature program targeted at widespread deployment.

My children use the Windows Port on XP Pro and they both give it the 'thumbs up', often asking to use the 'penguin' (a tendency to be encouraged). My 4 yr. old daughter particularly like the stamps and fill but soon moved on to trying the other features. Her mouse and creative skills have rapidly developed.

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The Tux Paint web site is well organised with clear download and deployment instructions, screen shots, videos, reviews and a community gallery. A tee shirt is also available for those who love branding. The lead-developer, Bill Kendrick, responded quickly and usefully to my questions and feedback about the Windows port.

Tux Paint is one of those programs that should be 'just be there' on all PCs that children use.


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