Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging Cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. Features Multi-PlatformWorks on Mac OS X (Intel and PPC), Windows (Windows95 through Vista), Linux and other systems. Simple Interface A number of useful drawing tools are made available. (See Drawing Tools, below.) The drawing canvas is a fixed size, so the user doesn't need to worry about 'Pixels' or 'inches' when making a new picture. Entertaining Interface Fun sound effects are played when tools are selected and used. A cartoon version of Tux, the Linux penguin, appears at the bottom to give tips, hints and information. Drawing Tools Paint brush Rubber stamp Line tool Shape tool Text and Label tools 'Magic' (special effects) tool EraserUndo Parental and Teacher Controls Run Tux Paint in full-screen mode, or have it 'grab' the mouse pointer, to prevent children from accidentally accessing other programs or files on the desktop. Tux Paint cannot be launched more than once every 30 Seconds, to prevent multiple copies from being run accidentally, due to over-eager mouse clicking. The directory/folder where Tux Paint saves files may be changed. This can be used to save pictures in a student's home directory on a network drive or shared drive, rather than locally on one particular workstation. Stamps, starters and brushes are stored using popular open formats (PNG, SVG, Ogg Vorbis, etc.) allowing parents and teachers to Create their own content for use at home or in the classroom - even using completely free tools. Alternatively, the Print option can be limited to allow only one print every n minutes. The Print and Quit options can be disabled.