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Dataquest, IDC figures show worldwide market healthy

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Compaq, which carelessly lost its charismatic CEO Eckhard Pfeiffer just over a week ago, is not doing well selling PCs in the US market. Figures from IDC and Dataquest have revealed that Compaq, alone amongst other large PC vendors, managed to lose market share in Q1 1999. Its competitors, however, did OK. The IDC figures, which apply to the worldwide market, show that the PC market however, is far from sickly. Shipments rose by over 19 per cent in the quarter, said IDC. The usual suspects are in the top five: Compaq, Dell, IBM, HP and Gateway. ®

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