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Boston Globe: With deals, Andover.net seeks to be last word on Linux

Aug 13, 1999, 19:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hiawatha Bray)

"Acton-based Andover.net does not make products based on the Linux operating system, but it is becoming mighty chummy with those who do.

"Founded to create and market graphics software, Andover.net has transformed itself into a provider of Web-based services and information through its popular Dave Central Web site. Now it is on a buying spree, acquiring major Internet sites devoted to providing information about the trendy Linux operating system."

"Earlier this year, Andover.net bought Slashdot, one of the best-known Web sites for expert information on Linux and other open-source computing topics. Then on Tuesday, the company revealed it had bought Freshmeat, another leading Linux site..."

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