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CNET News.com: Andover.net buys second Linux site, Freshmeat.net

Aug 14, 1999, 19:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Maneuvering to become the top spot for Linux information, Andover.net has purchased another Web site dedicated to the rebel technology.

"Andover.net this week purchased Freshmeat.net, a popular Linux Web site, following its June acquisition of Slashdot, a discussion site frequented by fans of the upstart operating system. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

"The acquisitions, coupled with the rush to hire Linux programmers, provide further evidence of the growing monetary worth of those who have built up Linux expertise. The portals are becoming major destinations for people curious about the Windows alternative born from the computing counterculture."

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