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net′work comput`er

a relatively inexpensive computer with minimal processing power, designed primarily to provide access to computer networks, as corporate intranets or the Internet. Abbr.: NC
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RELATED ARTICLE: Network Computer Reference Profile targets compatibility issues
Although it did not participate in the news conference, Apple is a member of the Network Computer Reference Profile formed last May to promote compatibility in the emerging computer network industry, said Bonnie Crater, vice president of strategic marketing at Network Computer.
Boundless has been at the forefront of the network-centric movement, first acting as one of the original endorsers of the Network Computer Reference Profile, a formal definition proposed by industry leaders, and then launching its own first-generation line of network computers in the summer of 1996.

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