1000 Bridge Parkway (Redwood City, CA) Sublease Agreement - Oracle Corp., Network Computer Inc. and Westport Investments


                                 SUBLEASE AGREEMENT

                                      BETWEEN

                                 ORACLE CORPORATION

                                        AND

                               NETWORK COMPUTER, INC.

                                 September 17, 1997



                                  SUBLEASE AGREEMENT

          THIS SUBLEASE AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as 'Sublease'), 
entered into as of September 17, 1997, is made by and between ORACLE 
CORPORATION (herein called 'Sublandlord') and NETWORK COMPUTER, INC.  (herein 
called 'Subtenant'), with reference to the following facts:

     A.   Pursuant to that certain Lease dated October 8, 1996, (the 'Master 
Lease'), Westport Investments, a California general partnership ('Landlord'), 
as Landlord, leased to Sublandlord, as tenant, certain space (the 'Master 
Lease Premises') consisting of the entire 48,384 square foot Building to be 
constructed by Landlord and located at 1000 Bridge Parkway in the City of 
Redwood City (the 'Building').

     B.   Subtenant wishes to sublease from Sublandlord, and Sublandlord 
wishes to sublease to Subtenant, the entire Master Lease Premises 
(hereinafter called the 'Subleased Premises').

          NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, and for other 
good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby 
acknowledged by the parties, Sublandlord and Subtenant hereby agree as 
follows:

          1.   SUBLEASE.  Sublandlord hereby subleases to Subtenant and 
Subtenant hereby subleases from Sublandlord for the term, at the rental, and 
upon all of the conditions set forth herein, the Subleased Premises.

          2.   TERM.

               2.1  TERM.

                    (a)  INITIAL TERM.  The term of this Sublease ('Term') 
shall commence on September 8, 1997 (the 'Commencement Date') and end on 
September 30, 2002 (the 'Expiration Date'), unless sooner terminated pursuant 
to any provision hereof.

                    (b)  OPTION TO EXTEND.  Provided that Subtenant is not in 
default under this Sublease (or the Furniture and Equipment Lease attached 
hereto as Exhibit B) as of the date of Subtenant's exercise of the rights 
described in this Section 2.1(b) or as of the date of commencement of a 
Renewal Term (defined below), Tenant shall have two (2) consecutive rights to 
extend the term of this Sublease, each for a period of five (5) years (each, 
a 'Renewal Term') upon the same terms and conditions as are set forth herein, 
such rights to be exercised by written notice delivered to Landlord at least 
one hundred eighty (180) days prior to the expiration of the Term or, in the 
case of the Second Renewal Term, prior to the expiration of the First Renewal 
Term.



          3.   RENT.

               3.1  RENT PAYMENTS.  From and after the Commencement Date 
Subtenant shall pay to Sublandlord as Base Rent for the Subleased Premises 
during the Term the sum of $120,960.00 per month.  Such Base Rent amount 
shall be subject to increases tied to increases in the CPI (as defined in the 
Master Lease) in accordance with the terms of Paragraph 44 of the Master 
Lease, it being the intent of the parties hereto that Subtenant shall pay as 
Rent hereunder the amount Subtenant is required to pay Landlord as Rent under 
the Master Lease.  If the Term does not end on the last day of a month, the 
Base Rent and Additional Rent (hereinafter defined) for that partial month 
shall be prorated by multiplying the monthly Base Rent and Additional Rent by 
a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days of the partial month 
included in the Term and the denominator of which is the total number of days 
in the full calendar month.  All Rent (hereinafter defined) shall be payable 
in lawful money of the United States, by wire transfer or regular bank check 
of Subtenant, or such other means as the parties may mutually agree, to 
Sublandlord at the address stated herein or to such other persons or at such 
other places as Sublandlord may designate in writing.

               3.2  OPERATING EXPENSES.

                    (a)  DEFINITIONS.  For purposes of this Sublease and in 
addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Sublease, the following terms 
shall have the meanings set forth below:

                         (1)  'ADDITIONAL RENT' shall mean the sums payable 
pursuant to subparagraph 3.2(b) of this Sublease.

                         (2)  'OPERATING COSTS' shall mean Additional Rent 
(as defined in Section 4(D) of the Master Lease) charged by Landlord to 
Sublandlord pursuant to Section 4.D of the Master Lease.

                         (3)  'RENT' shall mean, collectively, Base Rent, 
Additional Rent, and all other sums payable by Subtenant to Sublandlord under 
this Sublease, whether or not expressly designated as 'rent', all of which 
are deemed and designated as rent pursuant to the terms of this Sublease.

                         (4)  'SUBTENANT'S PERCENTAGE SHARE' shall mean one 
hundred percent (100%).  Sublandlord and Subtenant acknowledge that 
Subtenant's Percentage Share has been obtained by dividing the rentable 
square footage of the Subleased Premises by the total rentable square footage 
of the Master Lease Premises and multiplying such quotient by 100.  In the 
event Subtenant's Percentage Share is changed during a calendar year by 
reason of a change in the rentable square footage of the Subleased Premises 
or the Master Lease Premises, Subtenant's Percentage Share shall 

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thereupon be adjusted to equal the result obtained by dividing the rentable 
square footage of the Subleased Premises by the rentable square footage of 
the Master Lease Premises and multiplying such quotient by 100, and Sublease, 
Subtenant's Percentage Share shall be determined on the basis of the number 
of days during such calendar year at each such percentage share.

                    (b)  In addition to the Base Rent payable pursuant to 
Section 3.1 above, from and after the Commencement Date, for each calendar 
year of the Term, Subtenant, as Additional Rent, shall pay (i) Subtenant's 
Percentage Share of Operating Costs payable by Sublandlord for the then 
current calendar year.  The Additional Rent payable pursuant to this 
Subsection (b) shall be determined and adjusted in accordance with the 
provisions of Subsection 3.2(c) below.

                    (c)  Pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.D of the 
Master Lease, Landlord has the right to bill Tenant from time to time for 
components of Additional Rent, or to elect to require Tenant to pay, in 
advance, a monthly pro rata share of estimated Additional Rent.  The parties 
hereto agree that if and to the extent that Landlord elects to require the 
payment to all or any components of Additional Rent on the basis of an 
invoice as described above, any such amount shall be payable by Subtenant to 
Sublandlord within five (5) days following presentation by Sublandlord to 
Subtenant of an invoice therefore (which shall include a copy of Landlord's 
invoice to Sublandlord). Alternatively, if and to the extent that Landlord 
elects to have Additional Rent under the Master Lease paid in monthly 
estimated payments, the determination and adjustment of Additional Rent 
contemplated under Subsection 3.2(b) above shall be made in accordance with 
the following procedures.

                         (1)  Upon receipt of any statement from Landlord 
specifying the estimated Operating Expenses to be charged to Sublandlord 
under the Master Lease with respect to each calendar year, or as soon after 
receipt of such statement as practicable, Sublandlord shall give Subtenant 
written notice of its estimate of Additional Rent payable under Subsection 
3.2(b) for the ensuing calendar year, which estimate shall be prepared based 
on the estimate received from Landlord (as Landlord's estimate may change 
from time to time), together with a copy of the statement received from 
Landlord.  Sublandlord's estimate of Additional Rent to be paid by Subtenant 
pursuant to this Sublease shall not exceed Subtenant's Percentage Share of 
Landlord's estimate delivered to Sublandlord pursuant to the Master Lease (as 
Landlord's estimate may change from time to time).  On or before the first 
day of each month during each calendar year, Subtenant shall pay to 
Sublandlord as Additional Rent one-twelfth (1/12th) of such estimated amount 
together with the Base Rent.

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                         (2)  In the event Sublandlord's notice set forth in 
Subsection 3.2(c)(1) is not given on or before December of the calendar year 
preceding the calendar year for which Sublandlord's notice is applicable, as 
the case may be, then until the calendar month after such notice is delivered 
by Sublandlord, Subtenant shall continue to pay to Sublandlord monthly, 
during the ensuing calendar year, estimated payments equal to the amounts 
payable hereunder during the calendar year just ended.  Upon receipt of any 
such post-December notice Subtenant shall (i) commence as of the immediately 
following calendar month, and continue for the remainder of the calendar 
year, to pay to Sublandlord monthly such new estimated payments and (ii) if 
the monthly installment of the new estimate of such Additional Rent is 
greater than the monthly installment of the estimate for the previous 
calendar year, pay to Sublandlord within thirty (30) days of the receipt of 
such notice an amount equal to the difference of such monthly installment 
multiplied by the number of full and partial calendar months of such year 
preceding the delivery of such notice.

                    (d)  Within thirty (30) days after the receipt by 
Sublandlord of a final statement of Operating Cost from Landlord with respect 
to each calendar year, Sublandlord shall deliver to Subtenant a statement of 
the adjustment to be made pursuant to Section 3.2 hereof for the calendar 
year just ended, together with a copy of the Statement received by 
Sublandlord from Landlord.  If on the basis of such statement Subtenant owes 
an amount that is less than the estimated payments for the calendar year just 
ended, previously paid by Subtenant, Sublandlord shall credit such excess to 
the next payments of Rent coming due or, if the term of this Sublease is 
about to expire, promptly refund such excess to Subtenant.  If on the basis 
of such statement Subtenant owes an amount that is more than the estimated 
payments for the calendar year just ended previously made by Subtenant, 
Subtenant shall pay the deficiency to Sublandlord within thirty (30) days 
after delivery of the statement from Sublandlord to Subtenant.

                    (e)  Sublandlord shall refund to Subtenant Subtenant's 
Percentage Share of any sums actually refunded or reimbursed to Sublandlord 
pursuant to the terms of the Master Lease, reduced by Subtenant's Percentage 
Share of any amounts, including attorney's fees, expended by Sublandlord to 
obtain such refund, reimbursement or payment.

                    (f)  For partial calendar years during the term of this 
Sublease, the amount of Additional Rent payable pursuant to Subsection 3.2(d) 
that is applicable to that partial calendar year shall be prorated based on 
the ratio of the number of days of such partial calendar year falling during 
the term of this Sublease to 365.  The expiration or earlier termination of 
this Sublease shall not affect the obligations of Sublandlord and Subtenant 
pursuant to Subsection 3.2 (d), and such obligations shall survive, remain to 
be

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performed after, any expiration or earlier termination of this Sublease.

          4.   USE AND OCCUPANCY.

               4.1  USE.  The Subleased Premises shall be used and occupied 
only for the use permitted under Section 1 of the Master Lease by Subtenant, 
Subtenant's employees and visitors and for no other use or purpose.

               4.2  COMPLIANCE WITH MASTER LEASE.

                    (a)  Subtenant agrees that it will occupy the Subleased 
Premises in accordance with the terms of the Master Lease and will not suffer 
to be done or omit to do any act which may result in a violation of or a 
default under any of the terms and conditions of the Master Lease, or render 
Sublandlord liable for any damage, charge or expense thereunder. Subtenant 
further covenants and agrees to indemnify Sublandlord against and hold 
Sublandlord harmless from any claim, demand, action, proceeding, suit, 
liability, loss, judgment, expense (including attorneys fees) and damages of 
any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of, by reason of, or resulting 
from, Subtenant's failure to perform or observe any of the terms and 
conditions of the Master Lease or this Sublease.  Any other provision in this 
Sublease to the contrary notwithstanding, Subtenant shall pay to Sublandlord 
as Rent hereunder any and all sums which Sublandlord may be required to pay 
the Landlord arising out of a request by Subtenant for additional Building 
services from Landlord (e.g.  charges associated with after-hour HVAC usage 
and over standard electrical charges).

                    (b)  Subtenant agrees that Sublandlord shall not be 
required to perform any of the covenants, agreements and/or obligations of 
Landlord under the Master Lease.  Sublandlord shall not be responsible for 
any failure or interruption, for any reason whatsoever, of the services or 
facilities that may be appurtenant to or supplied at the Building by Landlord 
or otherwise, including, without limitation, heat, air conditioning, 
ventilation, life-safety, water, electricity, elevator service and cleaning 
service, if any; and no failure to furnish, or interruption of, any such 
services or facilities shall give rise to any (i) abatement, diminution or 
reduction of Subtenant's obligations under this Sublease (except to the 
extent that Sublandlord's obligations are abated, diminished or reduced under 
the Master Lease) or (ii) liability on the part of Sublandlord.  
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sublandlord shall promptly take such action as 
may reasonably be indicated, under the circumstances, to secure such 
performance upon Subtenant's request to Sublandlord to do so and shall 
thereafter diligently prosecute such performance on the part of Landlord.

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          5.   MASTER LEASE AND SUBLEASE TERMS.

               5.1  Subtenant acknowledges that Subtenant has reviewed and is
familiar with all of the terms, agreements, covenants and conditions of the
Master Lease.

               5.2  This Sublease is and shall be at all times subject and 
subordinate to the Master Lease.  Additionally, Subtenant's rights under this 
Sublease shall be subject to the terms of the Landlord's written Consent to 
Sublease (the 'Consent').

               5.3  The terms, conditions and respective obligations of 
Sublandlord and Subtenant to each other under this Sublease shall be the 
terms and conditions of the Master Lease except for those provisions of the 
Master Lease which are directly contradicted by this Sublease in which event 
the terms of the Sublease document shall control over the Master Lease.  
Therefore, for the purposes of this Sublease, wherever in the Master Lease 
the word 'Landlord' is used it shall be deemed to mean the Sublandlord herein 
and wherever in the Master Lease the word 'Tenant' is used it shall be deemed 
to mean the Subtenant herein.  Any non-liability, release, indemnity or hold 
harmless provision in the Master Lease for the benefit of Landlord that is 
incorporated herein by reference, shall be deemed to inure to the benefit of 
Sublandlord, Landlord, and any other person intended to be benefited by said 
provision, for the purpose of incorporation by reference in this Sublease.  
Any right of Landlord under the Master Lease of access or inspection and any 
right of Landlord under the Master Lease to do work in the Master Lease 
premises or in the Building and any right of Landlord under the Master Lease 
in respect of rules and regulations, which is incorporated herein by 
reference, shall be deemed to inure to the benefit of Sublandlord, Landlord, 
and any other person intended to be benefited by said provision, for the 
purpose of incorporation by reference in this Sublease.

               5.4  For the purposes of incorporation herein, the terms of 
the Master Lease are subject to the following additional modifications:

                    (a)  In all provisions of the Master Lease (under the 
terms thereof and without regard to modifications thereof for purposes of 
incorporation into this Sublease) requiring the approval or consent of 
Landlord, Subtenant shall be required to obtain the approval or consent of 
both Sublandlord and Landlord.

                    (b)  In all provisions of the Master Lease requiring 
Tenant to submit, exhibit to, supply or provide Landlord with evidence, 
certificates, or any other matter or thing, Subtenant shall be required to 
submit, exhibit to, supply or provide, as the case may be, the same to both 
Landlord and 

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Sublandlord.  In any such instance, Sublandlord shall determine if such 
evidence, certificate or other matter or thing shall be satisfactory, in the 
exercise of its reasonable discretion.

                    (c)  Sublandlord shall have no obligation to restore or 
rebuild any portion of the Sublease Premises after any destruction or taking 
by eminent domain.

                    (d)  In all provisions of the Master Lease requiring 
Tenant to designate Landlord as an additional or named insured on its 
insurance policy, Subtenant shall be required to so designate Landlord and 
Sublandlord on its insurance policy.

               5.5  Notwithstanding the terms of Section 5.3 above, Subtenant 
shall have no rights nor obligations under the following parts, Sections and 
Exhibits of the Master Lease:  2, 4A, 4B, 4D, 4F, 4G, 7, 12, 19, 34, 37, 43, 
44, 50(F) and 50(G), 51, 52, 53, and Construction Agreement.

               5.6  During the Term and for all periods subsequent thereto 
with respect to obligations which have arisen prior to the termination of 
this Sublease, Subtenant agrees to perform and comply with, for the benefit 
of Sublandlord and Landlord, the obligations of Sublandlord under the Master 
Lease which pertains to the Subleased Premises and/or this Sublease, except 
for those provisions of the Master Lease which are directly contradicted by 
this Sublease, in which event the terms of this Sublease document shall 
control over the Master Lease.

          6.   TERMINATION OF MASTER LEASE.

               6.1  If for any reason the term of the Master Lease shall 
terminate prior to the scheduled Expiration Date, this Sublease shall 
thereupon be terminated and Sublandlord shall not be liable to Subtenant by 
reason thereof, except if such termination results from Sublandlord's breach 
of its obligations hereunder; in no event shall Sublandlord be liable to 
Subtenant for consequential damages or the loss of Subtenant's profits or 
business.

               6.2  The foregoing is hereby included in this Sublease so as 
to comply with the provisions of Paragraph 49.A of the Master Lease:

          If Landlord and Tenant jointly and voluntarily elect, for
          any reason whatsoever, to terminate the Master Lease prior
          to the scheduled Master Lease termination date, then this
          Sublease (if then still in effect) shall terminate
          concurrently with the termination of the Master Lease.
          Subtenant expressly acknowledges and agrees that (1) the
          voluntary termination of the Master Lease by Landlord

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          and Tenant and the resulting termination of this Sublease 
          shall not give Subtenant any right or power to make any legal
          or equitable claim against Landlord, including without
          limitation any claim for interference with contract or
          interference with prospective economic advantage, and (2)
          Subtenant hereby wives any and all rights it may have under
          law or at equity against Landlord to challenge such an early
          termination of the Sublease, and unconditionally releases
          and relieve Landlord, and its officers, directors, employees
          and agents, from any and all claims, demands, and/or causes
          of action whatsoever (collectively, 'Claims'), whether such
          matters are known or unknown, latent or apparent, suspected
          or unsuspected, foreseeable or unforeseeable, which
          Subtenant may have arising out of or in connection with any
          such early termination of this Sublease.  Subtenant
          knowingly and intentionally waives any and all protection
          which is or may be given by Section 1542 of the California
          Civil Code which provides as follows: 'A general release
          does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know
          or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing
          the release, which if known by him must have materially
          affected his settlement with debtor.

          The term of this Sublease is therefore subject to early
          termination.  Subtenant's initials here below evidence (a)
          Subtenant's consideration of and agreement to this early
          termination provision, (b) Subtenant's acknowledgment that,
          in determining the net benefits to be derived by Subtenant
          under the terms of this Sublease, Subtenant has anticipated
          the potential for early termination, and (c) Subtenant's
          agreement to the general waiver and release of Claims above.


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                   Subtenant                            Tenant

               6.3  Sublandlord covenants to maintain the Master Lease in 
full force and effect, without default, throughout the term of this Sublease.

          7.   INDEMNITY.  Subtenant shall indemnify, defend and hold 
harmless Sublandlord from and against all losses, costs,

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damages, expenses and liabilities, including, without limitation, reasonable 
attorneys' fees and disbursements, which Sublandlord may incur or pay out 
(including, without limitation, to the landlord under the Master Lease) by 
reason of (i) any accidents, damages or injuries to persons or property 
occurring in, on or about the Subleased Premises (unless the same shall have 
been caused by Sublandlord's negligence or wrongful act or the negligence or 
wrongful act of the landlord under the Master Lease), (ii) any breach or 
default hereunder on Subtenant's part, (iii) the successful enforcement of 
Sublandlord's rights under this Section 7 or any other Section of this 
Sublease, (iv) any work done after the date hereof in or to the Subleased 
Premises except if done by Sublandlord or the landlord under the Master 
Lease, or (v) any act, omission or negligence on the part of Subtenant and/or 
its officers, partners, employees, agents, customers and/or invitees, or any 
person claiming through or under Subtenant relating to Subtenant's use of the 
Leased Premises pursuant to this Sublease.

          8.   LIMITATION ON LIABILITY.  Sublandlord shall not be liable for 
personal injury or property damage to Subtenant, its officers, agents, 
employees, invitees, guests, licensees or any other person in the Sublease 
Premises, regardless of how such injury or damage may be caused (except to 
the extent arising solely out of Sublandlord's gross negligence or willful 
misconduct).  Any property of Subtenant kept or stored in the Sublease 
Premises shall be kept or stored at the sole risk of Subtenant.  Subtenant 
shall hold Sublandlord harmless from any claims arising out of any personal 
injury or property damage occurring in the Sublease premises, including 
subrogation claims by Subtenant's insurance carrier(s).

          9.   CONSENTS.

               9.1  Under the Master Lease, Sublandlord must obtain the 
consent of Landlord to any subletting.  Landlord has, pursuant to that 
certain letter dated May 14, 1997, consented to this Sublease.

               9.2  CONSENTS AND APPROVALS.  In any instance when 
Sublandlord's consent or approval is required under this Sublease, 
Sublandlord's refusal to consent to or approve any matter or thing shall be 
deemed reasonable if, among other matters, such consent or approval is 
required under the provisions of the Master Lease incorporated herein by 
reference but has not been obtained from Landlord.  Except as otherwise 
provided herein, Sublandlord shall not unreasonably withhold, or delay its 
consent to or approval of a matter if such consent or approval is required 
under the provisions of the Master Lease and Landlord has consented to or 
approved of such matter.  If Subtenant shall seek the approval by or consent 
of Sublandlord and Sublandlord shall fail or refuse to give such consent or 
approval, Subtenant shall not be entitled to any damages for any withholding 
or delay of such approval or 

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consent by Sublandlord, it being agreed that Subtenant's sole remedy in 
connection with an alleged wrongful refusal or failure to approve or consent 
shall be an action for injunction or specific performance and that said 
remedy of an action for injunction or specific performance shall be available 
only in those cases where Sublandlord shall have expressly agreed in this 
Sublease not to unreasonably withhold or delay its consent.

          10.  ATTORNEY'S FEES.  If Sublandlord, Subtenant or Landlord brings 
an action to enforce the terms hereof or to declare rights hereunder, the 
prevailing party who recovers substantially all of the damages, equitable 
relief or other remedy sought in any such action on trial and appeal shall be 
entitled to his reasonable attorney's fees to be paid by the losing party as 
fixed by the Court.

          11.  'AS-IS' OCCUPANCY.  Sublandlord shall deliver, and Subtenant 
shall accept, possession of the Subleased Premises in their 'AS IS' 
condition as the Subleased Premises exists on the date hereof, for purposes 
of Subtenant's general contractor constructing Subtenant's improvements.  
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sublandlord agrees (i) to use commercially 
reasonable efforts to enforce the provisions of the Master Lease as and when 
necessary such that Landlord completes all work required of Landlord in the 
construction of the Building, and (ii) to either enforce or assign to 
Subtenant any warranties received by Sublandlord (whether directly or by 
assignment from Landlord) from contractors or suppliers.  Sublandlord shall 
have no obligation to furnish, render or supply any work, labor, services, 
materials, furniture, fixtures, equipment, decorations or other items to make 
the Subleased Premises ready or suitable for Subtenant's occupancy.  In 
making and executing this Sublease, Subtenant has relied solely on such 
investigations, examinations and inspections as Subtenant has chosen to make 
or has made and has not relied on any representation or warranty concerning 
the Subleased Premises or the Building, except as expressly set forth in this 
Sublease.  Subtenant acknowledges that Sublandlord has afforded Subtenant the 
opportunity for full and complete investigations, examinations and 
inspections of the Subleased Premises and the common areas of the Building.  
Subtenant acknowledges that it is not authorized to make or do any 
alterations or improvements in or to the Subleased Premises except as 
permitted by the provisions of this Sublease and the Master Lease and that 
upon termination of this Sublease, Subtenant shall deliver the Subleased 
Premises to Sublandlord in the same condition as the Subleased Premises were 
at the commencement of the Term hereof, reasonable wear and tear excepted.

          12.  PARKING.  During the Term hereof Subtenant and its employees 
shall be permitted to use all of the on-site parking spaces allocated to 
Sublandlord in the Master Lease.

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          13.  NOTICES. Any notice by either party to the other 
required, permitted or provided for herein shall be valid only if in writing 
and shall be deemed to be duly given only if (a) delivered personally, or (b) 
sent by means of Federal Express, UPS Next Day Air or another reputable 
express mail delivery service guaranteeing next day delivery, or (c) sent by 
United States Certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, 
addressed (i) if to Sublandlord, at the following addresses:

                         Oracle Corporation
                         500 Oracle Parkway
                         Box LGN2
                         Redwood Shores, CA 94065
                         Attn: Lease Administrator

                         With a copy to:

                         Oracle Corporation
                         500 Oracle Parkway
                         Box 5OP7
                         Redwood Shores, CA 94065
                         Attn: Legal Department

and (ii) if the Subtenant, at the Subleased Premises.

or at such other address for either party as that party may designate by 
notice to the other.  A notice shall be deemed given and effective, if 
delivered personally, upon hand delivery thereof, if sent via express mail, 
upon hand delivery, and if mailed by United States certified or registered 
mail, five (5) days following such mailing in accordance with this Section.

          14.  COMPLETE AGREEMENT.  There are no representations, warranties, 
agreements, arrangements or understandings, oral or written, between the 
parties or their representatives relating to the subject matter of this 
Sublease which are not fully expressed in this Sublease.  This Sublease 
cannot be changed or terminated nor may any of its provisions be waived 
orally or in any manner other than by a written agreement executed by both 
parties.

          15.  FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT LEASE.  Concurrently with the 
execution and delivery of this Sublease, Sublandlord and Subtenant are 
executing that certain Furniture and Equipment Lease attached hereto as 
EXHIBIT A.  The parties hereto acknowledge that the Furniture and Equipment 
Lease shall govern Subtenant's use of certain items of furniture and 
equipment belonging to Sublandlord within the Sublease Premises, and of 
default under the Furniture and Equipment Lease shall automatically 
constitute a default under this Sublease.

          16.  INTERPRETATION.  This Sublease shall be governed by and construed
in accordance with the laws of the State of

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California.  If any provision of this Sublease or the application thereof to 
any person or circumstance shall, for any reason and to any extent, be 
invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Sublease and the application 
of that provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected but 
rather shall be enforced to the extent permitted by law.  The captions, 
headings and titles, if any, in this Sublease are solely for convenience of 
reference and shall not affect its interpretation.  This Sublease shall be 
construed without regard to any presumption or other rule requiring 
construction against the party causing this Sublease or any part thereof to 
be drafted.  If any words or phrases in this Sublease shall have been 
stricken out or otherwise eliminated, whether or not any other words or 
phrases have been added, this Sublease shall be construed as if the words or 
phrases so stricken out or otherwise eliminated were never included in this 
Sublease and no implication or inference shall be drawn from the fact that 
said words or phrases were so stricken out or otherwise eliminated.  Each 
covenant, agreement, obligation or other provision of this Sublease shall be 
deemed and construed as a separate and independent covenant of the party 
bound by, undertaking or making same, not dependent on any other provision of 
this Sublease unless otherwise expressly provided.  All terms and words used 
in this Sublease, regardless of the number or gender in which they are used, 
shall be deemed to include any other number and any other gender as the 
context may require.  The word 'person' as used in this Sublease shall mean a 
natural person or persons, a partnership, a corporation or any other form of 
business or legal association or entity.

          17.  COUNTERPARTS.  This Sublease may be executed in separate 
counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original and all of which 
together shall constitute one and the same instrument.  This Sublease shall 
be fully executed when each party whose signature is required has signed and 
delivered to each of the parties at least one counterpart, even though no 
single counterpart contains the signatures of all parties hereto.

          18.  SUBLANDLORD'S OPTION TO TERMINATE.  Sublandlord shall have the 
right, from time to time during the Term, to terminate this Sublease with 
respect to all or any portion of the Sublease Premises.  Any such termination 
shall be affected by at least six (6) months' advance written notice to 
Subtenant, which notice shall specify the portion of the Sublease Premises 
which shall be subject to such termination, and the effective date of such 
termination.  Prior to the effective date of such termination as specified in 
Sublandlord's notice, Subtenant shall vacate such portion of the Sublease 
Premises, leaving the same broom-clean and free of Subtenant's equipment, 
personnel and personal property except such items of furniture and/or 
equipment which Subtenant leases from Sublandlord pursuant to the Furniture 
and Equipment Lease attached hereto as Exhibit B, which Sublandlord has 
specified that Subtenant must leave behind).  On the later to occur of (i) 

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the effective date of such termination as specified in the Sublandlord's 
notice to Subtenant and (ii) the date upon which Subtenant actually vacates 
the subject space pursuant to the provisions of the immediately preceding 
sentence, this Sublease shall be revised to provide that the Sublease 
Premises shall consist only of the portion of the Master Lease Premises which 
Subtenant may remain in occupancy of pursuant to the provisions of 
Sublandlord's notice; concurrently, the Base Rent and Subtenant's Percentage 
Share shall be appropriately adjusted to reflect the relationship between the 
Sublease Premises, as so reduced, and the Master Lease Premises.  As soon as 
reasonably possible, the Sublandlord shall present to Subtenant, for 
execution by Subtenant, an amendment to this Sublease setting forth such 
changes to the Sublease Premises, Base Rent payable, and Subtenant's 
Percentage Share, together with an amendment to the Furniture and Equipment 
Lease, reflecting the reduction of the Sublease Premises in the manner 
described in this Section 18.

          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto hereby execute this Sublease 
as of the day and year first above written.

                                   SUBLANDLORD:

                                   ORACLE CORPORATION, a Delaware 
                                   corporation


                                   By:  /s/ Bruce Lange
                                      ----------------------------------------

                                   Print Name:  BRUCE LANGE
                                              --------------------------------

                                   Title:  VP AND CORPORATE TREASURER
                                         -------------------------------------


                                   SUBTENANT:

                                   NETWORK COMPUTER, INC., a Delaware 
                                   corporation


                                   By:  /s/ Jerry Baker
                                      ----------------------------------------

                                   Print Name:  Jerry Baker
                                              --------------------------------

                                   Title:  CEO 9/24/97
                                         -------------------------------------

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                                     EXHIBIT A

                            FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT LEASE

     This Furniture and Equipment Lease ('Lease') is entered into as of 
September 17, 1997, by and between Oracle Corporation ('Lessor'), and NETWORK 
COMPUTER, INC.  ('Lessee'), with reference to the following facts:

     A.   Lessor currently leases that certain office building located at 
1000 Bridge Parkway, Redwood City, California (the 'Building') pursuant to 
the terms of a lease with Westpark Investments ('Master Lease').

     B.   Lessor and Lessee are entering into that certain Sublease of even 
date herewith (the 'Sublease') pursuant to which Lessor will sublet the 
Building to Lessee for an initial term of five (5) years, subject to certain 
renewal and cancellation rights set forth therein.  In addition to subletting 
the Building from Lessor, Lessee desires to lease from Lessor certain 
furniture, equipment and furnishings owned or leased by Lessor and presently 
located in the Building, and Lessor is willing to lease the same to Lessee on 
the terms, covenants and conditions hereinafter set forth.

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the covenants herein contained, and 
for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which 
are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto do hereby agree as follows.

     1.   LEASE.  Lessor agrees to lease to Lessee and Lessee agrees to lease 
from Lessor, subject to the terms, covenants and conditions herein, the items 
of furniture, equipment, furnishings and other personal property described in 
EXHIBIT A attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference (the 
'Furniture').  Lessor being the owner of the Furniture for all purposes, this 
Lease is intended to constitute a true lease of the Furniture and not an 
agreement for the sale of or the grant of a security interest in any 
Furniture. Lessee's interest in the Furniture is limited to a leasehold.

     2.   TERM.  The term of this Lease shall commence upon the commencement 
date of the term of the Sublease referred to above and, unless earlier 
terminated as provided herein, shall continue for so long as the Sublease 
shall remain in effect.  Upon the commencement of the term of this Lease, 
Lessor and Lessee shall conduct an inspection of the Building in order to 
identify and inventory the Furniture and verify its then current condition.

     3.   RENT.  Lessee shall pay to Lessor rent for the Furniture in the 
amount of $55,095.16 per month.  Lessee shall commence 



payment of such monthly rent on the commencement date of the term of the 
Sublease, which date shall be September 8, 1997, unless otherwise determined, 
notwithstanding any earlier commencement of the term of this Lease.  The 
parties understand and acknowledge that the rent figure set forth above is an 
estimate by Lessor of the rent to be payable hereunder, based upon Lessor's 
preliminary estimate of the initial cost of the Furniture and the 
amortization of such cost over the term of this Lease, and that Lessor shall 
not know the actual initial cost of the Furniture until after the date of 
commencement of the term.  Accordingly, Lessor shall have the right, within 
six (6) months following the date of commencement of the term of this Lease, 
to deliver notice to Lessee setting forth a revised monthly rent figure 
payable hereunder, together with reasonable back-up documentation supporting 
the calculation of such rent figure.  If such monthly rental amount is in 
excess of the amount stated above, Lessee shall deliver to Lessor a 
reconciliation payment of any underpayment within thirty (30) days following 
Lessor's delivery of such statement; correspondingly, if such figure is less 
than the monthly rental figure set forth above, Lessor shall credit any 
overpayments by Lessee against Lessee's next due payment(s) of rent 
hereunder.  Such monthly rent shall be payable in advance on the first day of 
each calendar month during the term hereof, in lawful money of the United 
States (via wire transfer or other method mutually acceptable to Lessor and 
Lessee), to Lessor at its offices at 500 Oracle Parkway, Box LGN2, Redwood 
City, California 94065, Attention:  Lease Administrator, or to such other 
person or at such other place as Lessor may from time to time designate in 
writing.  All rent and other amounts payable hereunder shall be due and 
payable without any offset, deduction, prior notice or demand and without any 
abatement, reduction, counterclaim or other right Lessee may claim against 
Lessor.

     4.   CONDITION OF FURNITURE.  Upon the commencement of the term of this 
Lease, Lessor shall deliver the Furniture to Lessee in good order and repair, 
subject to normal wear and tear.  Lessee acknowledges that Lessor is not a 
seller under the California Uniform Commercial Code and that Lessor makes no 
warranties of any nature, including, but not limited to, warranties as to the 
merchantability of the Furniture, its fitness for any particular purpose, its 
installation, its size, design, capacity or condition, its quality, its 
compliance with any law, rule, specification or contract or latent defects.

     5.   LOCATION; LESSOR'S INSPECTIONS; LABELS.  All of the Furniture shall 
remain at the Building and shall not be removed therefrom for any reason 
whatsoever without Lessor's prior written consent.  Lessor shall have the 
right to enter the Building and inspect the Furniture at any time during 
normal business hours and upon reasonable advance notice given to Lessee.  If 
Lessor supplies Lessee with labels stating that the Furniture or any item 
thereof is owned by Lessor (or by a primary lessor), Lessee shall affix and 
keep the same on each item of Furniture, Lessee shall not alter, 

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deface or remove any of the same and Lessee shall promptly replace any such 
labels that may be removed, defaced or destroyed.  Lessee shall not permit 
the name of any person other than Lessor (or any primary lessor identified to 
Lessee) to be placed on any item of Furniture in a manner that might be 
interpreted as a claim of any right, title or interest in or to such item.

     6.   TITLE.  Title to each item of Furniture (whether full legal title 
or Lessor's interest as primary lessee) shall be and remain with Lessor at 
all times, and Lessee shall at no time make any assertion to the contrary.  
Lessee shall have no right, title or interest in or to any of the Furniture 
except its leasehold interest solely as lessee as provided herein.

          Each item of Furniture is and shall at all times remain personal 
property, notwithstanding the manner in which it may now or hereafter be 
affixed or attached to the Building.

     7.   REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE; USE; ALTERATIONS.  Lessee, at its sole 
expense, shall keep the Furniture in good working order, condition and repair 
throughout the term of this Lease, ordinary wear and tear excepted.  Lessee 
represents, warrants and agrees that all Furniture will be used solely for 
business purposes and not for personal, family or household purposes.  Lessee 
shall use the Furniture in a careful, proper manner only for the purposes for 
which it is intended to be used.

     8.   SURRENDER.  Lessee acknowledges and agrees that each item of the 
Furniture will have significant value to Lessor at the expiration or earlier 
termination of the term of this Lease, and that Lessor intends to retake 
possession of the Furniture at that time.  Lessor shall notify Lessee of 
Lessor's schedule for removal of the Furniture, and Lessee shall cooperate 
with Lessor in effecting the removal of the Furniture from the Building in 
accordance with Lessor's schedule.  The parties shall agree upon an equitable 
proration of the rent for the final month of the term hereof based upon 
Lessor's schedule for removal of the Furniture.

     9.   RISK OF LOSS.  Lessee shall at all times bear the entire risk of 
loss, theft, destruction or damage, whether partial or complete and whether 
or not insured, of each item of the Furniture, and of any condemnation, 
confiscation, requisition, seizure, forfeiture or other taking of title to or 
use of each item of Furniture, whether partial or complete, from any cause 
whatsoever (herein 'Loss or Damage'), except to the extent that any such Loss 
or Damage may result from the negligence or willful misconduct of Lessor, or 
its agents, contractors or employees; and Lessee shall indemnify and defend 
Lessor and hold Lessor harmless from and against any and all Loss or Damage, 
except to the extent that any such Loss or Damage may result from the 
negligence or willful misconduct of Lessor, or its agents, contractors or 
employees, until such time as such item of Furniture shall have been returned 

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to Lessor and received by Lessor in accordance with all terms and conditions 
of this Lease.  No Loss or Damage shall release, impair or otherwise affect 
Lessee's obligation to pay rent or any other obligation of Lessee under this 
Lease.  In the event of any Loss or Damage to any item of Furniture, Lessee 
shall notify Lessor thereof in writing within five (5) days after the 
occurrence of such Loss or Damage, and Lessee shall immediately, at Lessee's 
option and at Lessor's sole expense, with respect to such item of Furniture, 
(a) place the same in good working order, condition and repair, (b) replace 
the same with like Furniture in good working order, condition and repair, 
having equivalent value and utility and with clear title therein in Lessor 
(which shall thereupon be deemed substituted for such item of Furniture for 
all purposes), or (c) pay to Lessor an amount equal to the replacement cost 
of such item of Furniture.

     10.  INSURANCE.  Lessee shall, at its own expense, at all times during 
the term of this Lease, insure the Furniture against risks customarily 
insured against (as reasonably approved by Lessor) on similar items of 
furniture in an amount not less than the full cost of replacement of the 
Furniture.  The insurance shall provide thirty (30) days prior written notice 
to Lessor in the event of material change to or cancellation or expiration of 
the insurance. Lessee shall deliver to Lessor certificates of such insurance 
and evidence satisfactory to Lessor of Lessee's payment when due of all 
premiums on such insurance.  Without relieving Lessee of its obligations 
under section 9 above, in the event of any Loss or Damage, if Lessor receives 
any insurance proceeds as a consequence of being the loss payee under any 
insurance policy maintained by Lessee, Lessor shall make such proceeds 
available to Lessee for replacement of any items of Furniture damaged or 
destroyed.

     11.  LIENS; TAXES.  During the term of this Lease, Lessee shall keep the 
Furniture free of all claims, liens, charges, security interests and other 
encumbrances resulting from the action of Lessee.  During the term of this 
Lease, Lessee shall comply with all federal, state and local laws requiring 
the filing of ad valorem and other tax returns relating to the Furniture.  If 
such returns are required to be filed by Lessor, Lessee shall so notify 
Lessor in writing, whereupon Lessee shall provide Lessor promptly on request 
such information as Lessor shall require to complete such returns, and Lessor 
shall file such returns.  If Lessee does not pay any of the same when due, 
Lessor shall have the right, but shall not be obligated, to pay the same, in 
which event Lessee shall pay to Lessor on demand, as additional rent, an 
amount equal to all amounts paid or expenses incurred by Lessor, together 
with interest thereon at the annual rate of twelve percent or, if lower, the 
maximum rate that Lessor may lawfully charge.

     12.  INDEMNITY.  Lessee shall indemnify and defend (by counsel engaged 
by Lessee, but satisfactory to Lessor) Lessor and its

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agents, employees, officers and directors and hold them harmless from and 
against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses, 
including, without limitation, all court costs and attorneys' and expert 
witnesses' fees and costs, arising from or in connection with or based on (a) 
the possession, condition, operation or use (by whomever operated or used) of 
any of the Furniture, or (b) the performance or enforcement of any of the 
terms, or any noncompliance or nonperformance of any condition, of this 
Lease, except to the extent that any of the foregoing result from the 
negligence or willful misconduct of Lessor, or its agents, contractors or 
employees, or from any breach on the part of Lessor under any contract made 
by Lessor affecting any of the Furniture.  Lessee shall satisfy, pay and 
discharge any and all settlements, judgments and fines that may be recovered 
against Lessor in connection therewith.  Lessor shall give Lessee written 
notice of any such claim.

     13.  ASSIGNMENT.  Lessee expressly covenants and agrees that it shall 
not assign, mortgage or encumber this Lease or sublet or lend any of the 
Furniture or permit any of the Furniture to be used by anyone other than 
Lessee.  No assignment or sublease by Lessee shall in any event relieve or 
release Lessee of or from any debt, duty, obligation or liability hereunder, 
and Lessee shall remain primarily liable hereunder.

          Lessor, in its sole and absolute discretion, may sell, assign, 
transfer, pledge, hypothecate, grant security interests in or otherwise 
encumber or dispose of this Lease or any interest herein, as a whole or in 
part, without notice to Lessee.  Notwithstanding any assignment by Lessor, 
Lessor warrants that so long as Lessee is not in default hereunder, Lessee 
shall quietly enjoy use of the Furniture subject to the terms and conditions 
of this Lease and, as part of any such assignment, the assignee thereunder 
shall agree that Lessee's rights hereunder in and to the Furniture shall not 
be disturbed so long as Lessee is not in default hereunder.  Lessor shall 
notify Lessee in writing of any transfer of this Lease by Lessor; and Lessee 
agrees to acknowledge receipt of and comply with any notice thereof given by 
Lessor in writing and to provide Lessor or its assignee with such agreements, 
consents, conveyances, documents and certificates as may be reasonably 
requested by Lessor or its assignee to effect, facilitate or perfect any 
assignment by Lessor.

          Subject to the foregoing, this Lease shall inure to the benefit of 
and bind Lessor, Lessee and their respective heirs, legatees, personal 
representatives, successors and assigns.

     14.  DELINQUENCY CHARGE.  Should Lessee fail to pay any rent hereunder 
or any other sum required to be paid to Lessor by Lessee on the date due, 
Lessee agrees to pay to Lessor, on demand, (a) an amount equal to five 
percent (5%) of such rent or other sum, and (b) all of Lessor's costs and 
expenses incurred or paid in

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collecting the delinquent payment, with interest thereon from the date paid 
by Lessor until paid by Lessee at the annual rate of twelve percent or, if 
lower, the maximum rate Lessor may lawfully charge.

     15.  DEFAULT.  Any of the following shall constitute a 'default' 
hereunder: (a) Lessee fails to pay when due any rent or any other sum 
required to be paid hereunder and such failure continues for ten days from 
written notice thereof from Lessor; (b) Lessee fails to observe, keep or 
perform any other term, covenant or condition of this Lease and such failure 
continues for thirty days from written notice thereof from Lessor; (c) Lessee 
becomes insolvent or admits in writing its inability to pay or fails to pay 
its debts as they become due, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its 
creditors, or applies for or acquiesces in the appointment of a receiver, 
trustee or other custodian for any of its properties or assets; (d) any 
proceeding shall be commenced by or against Lessee for any relief which 
includes, or might result in, any modification of the obligations of Lessee 
under this Lease or relief under any bankruptcy or insolvency laws or other 
laws relating to the relief of debtors, adjustment of indebtedness, 
reorganization, composition or extension, unless, in the case of an 
involuntary proceeding not consented to or acquiesced in by Lessee, such 
proceeding shall have been dismissed within 90 days after the same shall have 
been commenced (provided that this Lease shall terminate automatically if 
Lessee fails to pay any rent when due hereunder after a proceeding has been 
commenced by or against Lessee under the United States Bankruptcy Code); (e) 
Lessee voluntarily or involuntarily, by operation of law or otherwise, 
removes, sells, transfers, assigns, grants any security interest in, pledges, 
hypothecates, encumbers, parts with possession of or sublets this Lease or 
any Furniture, or attempts to do so, except only as and to the extent 
expressly permitted hereby; or (f) Lessee commits an event of default under 
the Sublease.

     16.  REMEDIES.  On any default hereunder by Lessee, Lessor shall have 
the right, but shall not be obligated, to exercise at any time or from time 
to time thereafter any one or more of the following rights and remedies, any 
of which rights and remedies may be exercised by Lessor without notice to or 
demand on Lessee:

          (a)  ADVANCE RENT.  If Lessee shall have paid any rent hereunder in 
advance of the due date therefor, Lessor may apply any or all thereof to any 
obligation of Lessee hereunder.

          (b)  RECOVERY OF SUMS DUE AND TO BECOME DUE.  In lieu of such 
acceleration, Lessor may recover all rent and other amounts due as of the 
date of such default and recover all rent and other sums as they accrue 
thereafter.

          (c)  PROCEEDING IN COURT.  Lessor may proceed by appropriate court 
action, either at law or in equity, to enforce

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performance by Lessee of the terms and conditions of this Lease or to recover 
damages for the breach hereof or to regain possession of the Furniture.

          (d)  TERMINATION.  Any of the foregoing actions by Lessor under 
this section 16 shall not constitute a termination of this Lease or any of 
Lessee's obligations under this Lease.  Lessor may, in its exclusive 
discretion, terminate this Lease by express written notice thereof to Lessee.

          (e)  OTHER REMEDIES.  Lessor may pursue any other remedy available 
to Lessor at law or in equity.  Under all circumstances, Lessee shall also 
pay to Lessor, on demand, an amount equal to any and all incidental damages 
sustained by Lessor, including, without limitation, all costs of collection, 
repossession, transportation, storage, repair, reconditioning, resale or 
other disposition of the Furniture, all attorneys', expert witnesses' and 
accountants' fees and costs (whether or not suit is commenced), court costs 
and other costs and expenses incurred in exercising any rights or remedies 
hereunder or in enforcing any of the terms or conditions hereof.

          The discount rate for purposes of determining present value shall 
be a rate equal to one percent in excess of the discount rate of the Federal 
Reserve Bank of San Francisco as of the date of entry of judgment in favor of 
Lessor.

          The provisions of this section 16 shall not prejudice Lessor's 
right to recover or prove damages for unpaid rent accrued prior to default.  
No remedy referred to in this section 16 is intended to be exclusive, but 
each shall be cumulative and in addition to any other remedy referred to 
above or otherwise available to Lessor at law or in equity and may be 
exercised concurrently or consecutively.  The exercise or beginning of 
exercise by Lessor of any one or more of such remedies shall not preclude the 
simultaneous or later exercise by Lessor of any or all of such other 
remedies.  Lessor's remedies shall be available to Lessor's successors and 
assigns.

     17.  FURTHER ASSURANCES.  Lessee will promptly and duly execute and 
deliver to Lessor such further documents and assurances and take such further 
action as Lessor may from time to time reasonably request in order more 
effectively to carry out the intent and purposes of this Lease and to 
establish and protect the rights, interests and remedies intended to be 
created in favor of Lessor hereunder, including, without limitation, the 
execution and filing of financing statements and continuation statements with 
respect to the Furniture and this Lease.

     18.  PERFORMANCE BY LESSOR OF LESSEE'S OBLIGATIONS.  If Lessee fails
promptly to perform any of its obligations under this Lease, Lessor, on written
notice to Lessee, may (but shall not be obligated to and shall not incur any
liability or obligation to

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Lessee or any third party for failure to) perform the same for the account of 
Lessee without waiving Lessee's failure as a default.  All sums paid or 
expense or liability incurred by Lessor in such performance (including 
reasonable legal fees) shall be promptly reimbursed by Lessee on demand of 
Lessor, together with interest thereon from the date paid by Lessor to the 
date reimbursed by Lessee at the annual rate of twelve percent or, if lower, 
the maximum rate that Lessor may lawfully charge.

     19.  NOTICES.  All notices, consents and other communications required 
or permitted under this Lease shall be in writing and shall be deemed duly 
given and received when delivered personally or three days after mailing if 
mailed by first class or certified mail, charges or postage prepaid, properly 
addressed to Lessor or Lessee, as the case may be, at its address set forth 
below, or at such other address as either party shall from time to time 
designate by notice under this section 19.

          Lessor:        Oracle Corporation
                         500 Oracle Parkway
                         Box LGN2
                         Redwood Shores, CA 94065
                         Attn: Lease Administrator

          With copy to:  Oracle Corporation
                         500 Oracle Parkway
                         Box 5OP7
                         Redwood City, California 94065
                         Attention:  Lease Administrator

          Lessee:        At the Building

     20.  ENFORCEMENT.  This Lease shall be deemed to have been entered into 
in the County of San Mateo, State of California, where this Lease is being 
signed on behalf of Lessor and Lessee, and all performance on the part of 
Lessee, including the payment of all rent and other sums due hereunder, shall 
be deemed to have been required to be performed by Lessee in said County.  
This Lease shall be governed by and construed, interpreted and enforced in 
accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to 
principles of conflicts of law or choice of law.  Jurisdiction and venue in 
any action or proceeding in connection with this Lease shall be in the proper 
state or Federal court located in the City and County of San Francisco or the 
County of San Mateo, State of California.

     21.  MISCELLANEOUS.  The singular includes the plural and vice versa, as 
applicable.  The term 'Lessee' as used herein, if this Lease is signed by 
more than one Lessee, means each Lessee, and their obligations and 
representations hereunder shall be joint and several.  The headings or 
captions at the beginning of sections

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hereof are solely for convenience of reference and are not part of this Lease.

     22.  TIME.  Time is of the essence of this Lease.

     23.  ENTIRE AGREEMENT; AMENDMENT; WAIVER.  This Lease constitutes the 
entire agreement between Lessor and Lessee and supersedes all prior or 
contemporaneous agreements, promises, representations, correspondence and 
negotiations, regarding the subject matter hereof.  This Lease may not be 
amended, altered or changed except by written agreement signed by Lessor and 
Lessee and supported by new consideration.  No provision hereof for the 
benefit of Lessor and no default of Lessee hereunder may be waived except in 
writing signed by Lessor.  No failure on the part of Lessor to exercise, and 
no delay in exercising, any right or remedy hereunder shall operate as a 
waiver thereof. Waiver by Lessor of any provision hereof or default hereunder 
in any instance shall not constitute a waiver as to any other provision, 
default or instance.

     24.  SEVERABILITY.  If any provision of this Lease is held invalid, such 
invalidity shall not affect the other provisions, which shall be given effect 
without the invalid provision.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Furniture 
Lease as of the date first above written.

LESSOR:                                 LESSEE:

ORACLE CORPORATION                      NETWORK COMPUTER, INC.


By:                                     By:
   -----------------------------------     -----------------------------------

Name:                                   Name:
     ---------------------------------       ---------------------------------

Title:                                  Title:
      --------------------------------        --------------------------------

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