Tux Typing

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Tux Typing
Tux typing 2 screen shot 1.png
Developer(s)community project
Stable release
1.8.0 / November 10, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-11-10)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inEnglish
TypeEducational Typing Tutor for Children
LicenseGNU General Public License

Tux Typing is a free and open source typing tutor created especially for children. It features several different types of game play, at a variety of difficulty levels.[1] It is designed to be fun and to improve words per minute speed of typists.

It is written in the C programming language and is available in the repositories of some Linux distributions such as Fedora.


There is a practice mode for learning basics of typing. There are also two games.[2] In the first, fish are falling from the sky. Each fish has a letter or a word written on it. When the player presses the corresponding key, or types the appropriate word, Tux will position himself to eat the fish.[3] The second game is similar, but the goal is to prevent comets from falling on a city. When a comet lands on the city, the shield will be removed, then if it is hit again without the shield, it disappears. If it is hit by a comet while the city is destroyed, points will be deducted. In both games, different languages can be selected as a source for the words.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Diehl, Mike (October 21, 2009). "Teaching with Tux". Linux Journal. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Radulescu, Bogdan. "Tux Typing Review". softpedia. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  3. ^ http://www.pcworld.ca/downloads/details/152332.htm[dead link]

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