Network Computer – (NC) - (a.k.a. Net PC, Managed PC) - Many thought Network Computers would be big sellers but as the price of computers dropped so much, the money saved getting these bare-bones computers was largely negated. These computers were cheaper, simpler and less expensive than the standard personal computers of the time. Network computers (NCs) take/took programs directly from the Internet, Intranets and other networks versus storing most of it on the computer. Net-PCs (NCs) generally have no floppy drive and have limited ability to be upgraded. All configuration, management, and updating is/was done by a server(s) on the network. Oracle was perticularly interested in these.