The network computer was introduced as a concept more than two years ago, and it's still mostly just that. Although touted as a new paradigm by Sun and Oracle, the NC--a simplified device that relies on central servers, rather than its own computing power--are finding only a limited market. Today, Wall Street is blaming the NC for a sudden decline in the stock of both companies.
NC blamed as Sun, Oracle slide
Sun Microsystems and Oracle see their stock fall amid concern over the near-term outlook for the companies' network computer products.
Network computers sales low
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