Tux Paint is a free drawing program designed for young children (kids ages 3 and up). It has a simple, easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who helps guide children as they use the program. (See the full list of features.) It provides a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help your child be creative.

June 26: Softpedia gave Tux Paint both an “Excellent” Editor’s Review rating and a 5/5 “Pick” rating.

A simple drawing

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Tux Paint runs on a variety of operating systems, including WindowsMac OS XLinuxFreeBSD and NetBSD. It even works well on slower machines (e.g., Pentium 133MHz) and on thin-client systems.

The Tuxpaint website can be found at http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/

Tuxpaint 0.9.15b – updated 20060729 – needs libc061.dll

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