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network computer
Last modified: Saturday, May 16, 1998 

A computer with minimal memory, disk storage and processor power designed to connect to a network, especially the Internet. The idea behind network computers is that many users who are connected to a network don't need all the computer power they get from a typical personal computer. Instead, they can rely on the power of the network servers.

This is really a variation on an old idea -- diskless workstations -- which are computers that contain memory and a processor but no disk storage. Instead, they rely on a server to store data. Network computers take this idea one step further by also minimizing the amount of memory and processor power required by the workstation. Network computers designed to connect to the Internet are sometimes called Internet boxes, Net PCs, and Internet appliances.

One of the strongest arguments behind network computers is that they reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) -- not only because the machines themselves are less expensive than PCs, but also because network computers can be administered and updated from a central network server.

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Digital enters network computer arena - article
This March 24, 1997 PC Week article reports on the Digital Network Appliance Reference Design initiative created by Digital Equipment Corporation and Network Computer Inc.

JavaStation Network Computer
Contains information on the JavaStation network computer, JavaStation software, server management software, and related products. Also includes news, white papers, customer stories, and support information.

NC news site
Contains an archive of daily news, information, and reviews of Network Computers and non-PCs.

Neoware home page
Corporate site for Neoware Systems, supplier of network computers, thin client computers and netOS software.

Network Computer, Inc. home page
Network Computer, Inc. (NCI) is a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation and offers this site as an introduction to network computers. There are links to information on market segments, products and solutions, alliances, and news.

Network computers as the desktop choice
This Windows Magazine article, from February 1997, describes how network computers could be more popular than PCs as desktop computing devices.

The Impact of the Network Computer - white paper
Discusses the impact that the WWW, intranets, and Java have had on computing and business, and how the Network Computer will change the face of computing.

Yahoo!'s network computers page
Yahoo!'s directory of network computers.

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BMC Magic Service Desk : Service Desk Software - Software can be deployed for a broad range of service and support functions to create a proactive service center.

Network Liquidators: Used & Refurbished Network Equipment - An online destination for discount used, refurbished, and new open box network equipment. Up to 90% off list price.

RemotelyAnywhere: Network Monitoring Tool - Offers a secure remote PC management application featuring an administration toolkit, monitoring and alerts, and a console for enterprise deployment.

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