Dell Computer has fended off the combined might of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq to regain its spot as the world's leading PC vendor, according to data from two research firms. Dell is unlikely to give up the crown any time soon, one analyst said.
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Hewlett-Packard claimed an early victory on Tuesday in its acquisition bid for Compaq, saying preliminary results indicate shareholders have approved the deal.
A new virus emerged Wednesday that is the first to target Microsoft's .Net platform for building and deploying Web services, posing a early risk for the build-out of the next-generation Internet, according to an anti-virus vendor.