what is slashdot and freshmeat?

what is slashdot and freshmeat? I keep hearing that word every now and then.
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Slashdot and freshmeat are informational websites. For slashdot
Its website is www.slashdot.org basically slashdot provides all around info on the tech world. Such as news from microsoft's trials to the unknown'd. and for freshmeat its website is located at www.freshmeat.net it's a website that details and tells use what are the current releases for linux softwares are on. It also tells us what kernel that is current and developmental.

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