Out of the box, Uberstudent comes with a lot of software programs. One advantage this distro has over Edubuntu is the organization of the software. The pre-installed software categorized quite impressively so you can easily find what you are looking for. Uberstudent comes with Zotero reference manager and thus for the researcher, this is just great. Even though Edubuntu looks more polished with its Unity Desktop, Uberstudent with its Xfce desktop is also lighter on your system and works well with even older hardware.