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Compaq in conquest mode

Feeling the heat from Dell and others, the No. 1 PC maker unveils a new direct sales effort, slashes the price of PCs, and enters the supercomputer race.

Feeling the heat from Dell and others, the No. 1 PC maker unveils a new direct sales effort, slashes the price of consumer PCs, and enters the supercomputer race.

Compaq's new plan hurts dealers
news analysis The PC maker's new direct sales effort is more bad news for companies that resell systems.

Compaq's direct hit is here
The firm's holy war against Dell takes a turn as it rolls out a program to target small and midsized businesses through direct sales.

Compaq fuels price war
The No. 1 PC maker, feeling the heat from IBM and HP, brings powerful consumer systems below $1,000 for the first time.

Compaq joins supercomputer race
The company's advanced "clustering" technology will target areas such as data warehousing and Web search engines.