4.1 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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An Ubuntu-based Linux operating system designed especially for high school students

editor's review






UberStudent, dubbed Linux for Learners, is an open source and completely free operating system based on the world’s most popular distribution of Linux and tailored for high school students. This is the main edition of the project and uses Xfce as its default graphical desktop environment.

Distributed as Live DVDs for mainstream architectures

UberStudent is distributed as Live DVD ISO images or approximately 2.5GB in size, designed to support both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architectures. You must write these ISO images to DVD discs or USB flash drives of 4GB or higher capacity in order to boot them from the BIOS of a PC.

Boot options

While the Live DVDs have been designed to automatically boot the live system in ten seconds from the moment the user boots them from the BIOS of a computer, the boot screen can be reveal by pressing anything during that timeout, allowing you to start the OS in safe graphics mode, run a memory test or boot from the local drive.

Beautiful graphical desktop environment that uses a two-panel layout

The Xfce desktop environment uses a two-panel layout. It has been beautified with a dark theme and includes various useful widgets and a handy setup that will help students to learn better and achieve their goals with minimum stress.

Includes a wide range of open source apps well organized in categories

The distribution includes a wide range of open source applications that are well organized in categories and subcategories under the main menu, which is easily accessible from the top panel.

Default applications include the Audacious music player, VLC Media Player, Totem video player, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers, Hotot Twitter client, GIMP image editor, LibreOffice office suite, and many other educational tools.

Bottom line

Summing up, UberStudent is a great distribution of Linux that looks terrific, includes a wide range of open source applications, it's very fast, suitable for low-end machines, and it is easy to use and install.

UberStudent was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on January 16th, 2015
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