Intel chief says NC dead

Craig Barrett echoes Bill Gates

The CEO of Intel said today that only Larry Ellison, Oracle's CEO, believed the NC or the Windows Terminal was still a viable option. Speaking to 30 journalists after meeting 500 businessmen in London today, Craig Barrett said: "The whole concept of NCs has been pretty well answered by the public. Only Larry Ellison hasn't heard that message." Intel's stance on the NC follows a similar statement from Microsoft's CEO Bill Gates two weeks ago. But Intel's idea of a thin client or an NC could be based on its own specification. It is understood that Intel is using the StrongARM chip as the basis for a system which could act as a Windows terminal. ®

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