Network Computer. Internet Appliance. Internet Terminal--call it what you will. The one thing missing from these Net-specific devices is the lack of a technical standard.
IBM will also participate, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which said Oracle may name the first round of third-party vendors that will build its branded Network Computers next week.
Although Oracle doesn't plan to build the devices itself, the Redwood Shores, California, company has been the most vocal booster of the Network Computer, showing off prototypes of the machines that would be priced around $500.
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