Tux Typing


Typing lesson application

Tux Typing is free open-source software that helps children practice their typing skills in a fun environment. The programme offers two games that challenge users to type faster and more accurately. It lets you set different levels of difficulty.

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Operating System SupportWindows 10, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows ME, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1
Current LanguageEnglish
Available LanguagesEnglish, Greek, Dutch, Danish, Basque, Portuguese, Russian, German, French, Hindi, Finnish, Norwegian, Italian, Catalan, Czech, Spanish, Swedish
DateFriday, July 3rd 2020
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The two lessons focus on your ability to type fast enough. Tux is a penguin who wants to eat the fish that you have. If you type too slowly, the fish will fall, he will eat it, and you will lose a life because it is bad for him.

The other game is essentially the same but with comets falling from the sky. You can change the difficulty level as you get better at touch typing. The purpose of the challenges is to see the speed and accuracy of the user.

Design and Features

Overall, the user interface is simple b unintuitive. While Tux Typing offers a variety of languages that you can use when learning to type, the whole programme is not translated properly. With the main language being English, other nationalities might find it difficult to use.

You can add new words into the engine to make the challenges more difficult and keep them fresh. Tux also offers some individual tutorials to letters to teach the person how one types correctly.


Key Blaze doesn’t have as attractive an interface as Tux has, but it stands above in teaching you how to type properly. This free programme is right for those who want to learn and increase typing speed. It does lack the fun element Tux offers.

It offers a lesson to pick up where you are in your skills, along with unique lesson plans. The service also offers suggestions on how to improve all for free.

Fun lessons

If you are looking for fun, Tux Typing is right for you. However, if you want advanced learning and proper technique, you might want to choose another option. Tux is flexible and provides an excellent premise for enjoyable education.

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