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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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