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Are there any good typing tutor applications available for Ubuntu?

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did you already search "typing" in the Ubuntu Software Center? It comes up with a couple of them. –  steabert Mar 27 '11 at 17:13
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This isn't a tutor, but it surely tests you: sudo apt-get install typespeed –  Peter.O Mar 28 '11 at 13:53

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Klavaro(Click to install)

Klavaro is a simple tutor to teach correct typing, almost independently of language and very flexible regarding to new or unknown keyboard layouts. Its key features are: * Internationalization * Ready to use keyboard layouts * Keyboard layout editor * Basic course * Adaptability, velocity and fluidness exercises * Progress charts.

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OMG! Words!

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OMG! Words! is free, cheesy and somewhat addictive. Better still it’s easy to play.If you have an internet connection OMG! Words! will pull glean a list of words from recent posts for you to ‘battle’ against (If you don’t have an internet connection then it just uses magic).

From OMG!Ubuntu!

Installation

Add the PPAs ppa:tommybrunn/omgwords and ppa:bartbes/love-stable to your Software Sources (Here's how to do that) and install omgwords from the Software Center.

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I have been happy with Klavaro. It is better than previous tutors I have tried.

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ktouch is a great application for this purpose.

There are also a quick game named tux typing :-)

For my purpose I use this program with wine. Maybe work with natty. Is available also in english language. Is not GPL.

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I would recommend Tipp10. It's a really good program.

The Tipp 10 site.

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In its newest version, it has also got an english interface. –  Pablo Mar 29 '11 at 14:47

Type-Fu (http://type-fu.com/) is available as an OSX app and as a chrome addon.

The killer feature from my perspective was that is supports multiple keyboard layouts, including Dvorak and Coleman, whereas more typing tutors are designed around QWERTY layouts.

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