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Briefly: Jobs, Gates make TIME's top dropouts; ARES CAD Beta

updated 01:05 pm EDT, Tue May 18, 2010

Updated to Mac and Linux ARES beta releases

TIME has released a new top 10 list that outlines some of the most successful college dropouts, while a new beta version of ARES has been released by Graebert for Linux and Mac OS X

With graduation season approaching TIME has taken the opportunity to release a list of the top 10 college dropouts. Names featured in the list include movie stars Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford, director James Cameron, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. Topping the list are technology innovators Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, both of whom spent short periods of time at a post-secondary institution before moving on to found Apple and Microsoft respectively. Since dropping out both Jobs and Gates have been invited back to universities to give commencement speeches, while Gates was even awarded with an honorary doctorate from Harvard.

ARES beta updated for Linux and Mac OS X

Graebert has announced that new beta versions of ARES, a cross-platform CAD tool, have been released for Linux and Mac OS X. The software is touted as the first CAD application to run natively across Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with mobile versions being planned for Android, Windows Mobile, and the iPad. The latest update has added a variety of new features and fixes, including support for .dwg 2010 via DWGDirect 3.2. Anyone interesting in testing the beta can sign up for access through the company's website. Both versions require an Intel x86 processor, while the Mac version requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or greater, and Linux users must be running 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04 or above. The developers also expect 32 Bit Fedora 11 or higher to be compatible, but it has yet to be fully tested.

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