UberStudent, like Edubuntu, is based on Ubuntu. It is targeted towards advanced secondary and post-secondary students and educators. UberStudent can be readily modified to meet the requirements of specific academic disciplines. Another strength is that UberStudent can be installed on thin-clients as well personal computers and laptops. Easy customization is still yet another attribute of UberStudent has to offer.
UberStudent is highly integrated with the Web. Many of the links in the main menu lead directly to online applications. For example, Prezi is an online presentation program, and KnightCite is an online service that provides users with proper citation for a given work. There are also several self-management tools to help students get organized. These include tools for managing time, finances and even social networking. Additionally, applications for productive studying are included, such as a flashcard generator and KeepNote, a note-taking and organization program.
UberStudent is available in two editions: a regular edition that runs on state-of-the-art computers and a lightweight version that runs on older computers. These are distinguished by the graphic user interfaces (GUI (pronounced “goo-ee”)), GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) for the regular UberStudent and LXDE (Lightweight X Desktop Environment) for the lightweight version. Finally, online training courses are available through UberStudent‘s web site.