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.
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.
Did you know? Penguins live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere.