Happy Tux Paint Day!

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Tux Paint screenshot/Image: TuxPaint.comTux Paint screenshot/Image: TuxPaint.com

Tux Paint screenshot (Image: TuxPaint.org)

June 16th, 2009 is the 7th anniversary of the very first release of Tux Paint, and thusly has been declared Tux Paint Day!

What is Tux Paint, you ask? It’s a very fun open source drawing program for kids. Some features include a paint brush, rubber stamp, line tool, shape tool, text tool and a very interesting magic tool, which has many options for adding to and affecting your artwork. There are even sound effects.

If you have never played with Tux Paint, now is a great time to experiment with its many drawing features. If you have it already, be advised that they are working on a new version of Tux Paint, which will have over a dozen new magic tools.

Five reasons to download and play with Tux Paint right now:

  1. It’s free!
  2. It’s compatible with Windows, Max OS X, Linux and other operating systems
  3. It works in over 80 languages
  4. Awesome fun for kids 3 to 12 years old (or their parents)
  5. It’s the most interesting drawing program I’ve ever seen

Download it now and see what your kids (or you) can create! For more information and links, check out GeekDad’s previous post about Tux Paint.

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