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The NetPC is a form of thin client, which is a stripped-down computer that relies on computing resources in central servers for most of its functions. The NetPC conforms to a design specification developed by Microsoft and Intel. The concept was to create a very inexpensive sealed computer that was easy for network administrators to set up and manage. However, the NetPC concept has failed to catch on and is no longer important. In its place, Microsoft has developed Windows 2000 Terminal Services and the Windows-based terminal (WBT). See "Thin Clients" and "Terminal Services" for more information.

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