"TkInter isn't necessarily the most powerful of the Python
windowing packages, but it's well supported on all operating
systems. You can give your application to your Windows- and
Mac-using friends and they'll be able to run it, as long as they
have Python installed. On Linux, though, you may have to install
it: on Ubuntu or Debian the package is named python-tk, while in
Fedora it's tkinter.
"For a project, start with a simple one. How about an
"eggtimer"? I'm always forgetting that I have cornbread baking in
the oven, or that I turned on the sprinklers in the garden. I need
something to remind me.
"Let's start with a very simple Tkinter program. Paste the
following into your editor of choice (vim, emacs, kate, leafpad or
whatever) and write it to a file named, say, eggtimer:"