Admission Agreement - Network Computer Inc., Oracle Corp. and Middlefield Ventures Inc.


                                NETWORK COMPUTER, INC.

                                 ADMISSION AGREEMENT

          This Admission Agreement is entered into as of November 12, 1997, 
by and among Network Computer, Inc., a Delaware corporation ('NCI' or the 
'COMPANY'), Oracle Corporation, a Delaware corporation ('ORACLE'), 
Middlefield Ventures, Inc., a Delaware corporation ('MALLARD'), and the other 
Company stockholder signatories hereto (the 'STOCKHOLDERS').

          WHEREAS, Mallard wishes to purchase, and the Company wishes to 
sell, certain convertible promissory notes (the 'NOTES') upon the terms and 
subject to the conditions set forth in the Convertible Promissory Note 
Purchase Agreement of even date herewith, between the Company and Mallard 
(the 'PURCHASE AGREEMENT'); and

          WHEREAS, in connection with the sale of the Notes to Mallard, NCI, 
Oracle and the Stockholders seek to amend the Stockholders Agreement dated 
August 11, 1997, a copy of which is attached hereto as EXHIBIT A (the 
'STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT') to admit Mallard as a signatory thereto; and 

          WHEREAS, in connection with the sale of the Notes to Mallard, NCI, 
Oracle and the Stockholders seek additional agreements with Mallard; and to 
amend the Put/Call and Voting Agreement dated August 11, 1997, a copy of 
which is attached hereto as EXHIBIT B (the 'PUT/CALL AGREEMENT') so as to 
admit Mallard as a signatory thereto in a limited capacity.

          NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and conditions 
contained herein, the parties hereby agree as follows: 

          SECTION 1  AMENDMENTS TO STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT.  NCI, Oracle and 
the Stockholders hereby agree that the Stockholders Agreement is hereby 
amended as follows:

          (a)   The term 'STOCKHOLDERS' as used in the Stockholders Agreement 
is hereby amended to include Mallard.  By executing this Agreement, Mallard 
agrees to be bound by the Stockholders Agreement, as amended hereby.

          (b)   Section 1.1(c) of the Stockholders Agreement is hereby 
amended to read as follows:

                     'The term 'REGISTRABLE SECURITIES' means (i) the shares 
of Common Stock issuable or issued upon conversion of the Series A Preferred 
Stock, Series A-1 Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series C 
Preferred Stock, Series C-1 Preferred Stock or Series D Preferred Stock, as 
the case may be (such shares of Common Stock are collectively referred to 
hereinafter as the 'STOCK'), and (ii) any other shares of Common Stock of the 
Company issued as (or issuable upon the conversion or exercise of any 
warrant, right or other security that is issued as) a dividend or other 
distribution with respect to, or in exchange for or in replacement of, the 
Stock; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the foregoing definition shall exclude in all 
cases any Registrable Securities sold by a person in a transaction in which 
his or her rights under this Agreement are not assigned.   Notwithstanding 
the foregoing, Common Stock or other securities shall only be treated as 
Registrable Securities if and so long as they have not been



(A) sold to or through a broker or dealer or underwriter in a public 
distribution or a public securities transaction, or (B) sold in a transaction 
exempt from the registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Act 
under Section 4(1) thereof in which all transfer restrictions, and 
restrictive legends with respect thereto, if any, are removed upon the 
consummation of such sale;'

          (c)   Section 1.1(g) of the Stockholders Agreement is hereby 
amended to read as follows:

                     'The term 'FULLY DILUTED EQUITY,' as of any date of 
measurement, shall refer to (i) the number of shares of Common Stock issued 
and outstanding as of such date, PLUS (ii) the number of shares of Common 
Stock issuable upon conversion of any shares of Series A Preferred Stock, 
Series A-1 Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred 
Stock, Series C-1 Preferred Stock or Series D Preferred Stock issued and 
outstanding as of such date, PLUS (iii) any shares of Common Stock issuable 
upon the conversion or exercise of any warrant, option, right or other 
convertible security issued and outstanding as of such date;'

          (d)   The term 'FIVE PERCENT HOLDER' as used in Section 2.1 of the 
Stockholders Agreement shall include Mallard PROVIDED Mallard holds at least 
one Note (as such term is defined in the Purchase Agreement) or 250,000 
shares of the Company's Series D Preferred Stock (or shares of Common Stock 
issuable upon conversion thereof).

          (e)   The term 'SERIES B HOLDER' as such term is defined and used 
in Section 2.2 of the Stockholders Agreement shall include Mallard PROVIDED 
Mallard holds at least one Note (as such term is defined in the Purchase 
Agreement) or 250,000 shares of the Company's Series D Preferred Stock (or 
shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion thereof).

          (f)   Section 2.2(d) of the Stockholders Agreement is hereby 
amended to read as follows:

                     '(d)     The right to maintain interest in this Section
 2.2 shall not be applicable to (i) the issuance or sale of Common Stock (or
options therefor) to employees, consultants and directors, pursuant to plans or
agreements approved by the Board of Directors for the primary purpose of
soliciting or retaining their services, (ii) consummation of a bona fide, firmly
underwritten public offering of shares of Common Stock, registered under the Act
pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 with proceeds of greater than
$20,000,000; (iii) the issuance of securities pursuant to the conversion or
exercise of convertible or exercisable securities; (iv) the issuance of
securities in connection with a bona fide business acquisition of or by the
Company, whether by merger, consolidation, sale of assets, sale or exchange of
stock or otherwise; (v) the issuance of securities to financial institutions or
lessors in connection with commercial credit arrangements, equipment financings,
or similar transactions; (vi) the issuance or sale of securities in connection
with the consummation of the Merger; (vii) the issuance of securities that with
unanimous approval of the Board of Directors of the Company are not offered to
any existing stockholder of the Company; (viii) the issuance after the date
hereof of up to 22,000,000 shares of Series A-1 Preferred Stock (plus any shares
of Series A-1 Preferred Stock issued to Oracle prior to the date hereof)
pursuant to the Convertible Note Purchase Agreement dated July 23, 1997 between
Oracle and NCI, at a purchase price of $1.10 per share; (ix) the issuance of
shares of Series A-1 Preferred Stock pursuant to Oracle's right to purchase

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Series A-1 Preferred upon the exercise by any Navio stockholder of 
dissenters' rights or (x) the issuance on or after the date hereof to Mallard 
of promissory notes with an aggregate principal amount of up to $12,000,000 
that are convertible into shares of Series D Preferred Stock pursuant to the 
Purchase Agreement.'

          (g)   Section 2.5 of the Stockholders Agreement is hereby amended 
to read as follows:  

     'RESTRICTIVE LEGENDS.  The Stockholders and the Company agree that all 
certificates of stock evidencing the capital stock of the Company issued to 
the Stockholders shall prior to their issuance be endorsed in substantially 
the form as follows for so long as this Agreement shall remain in effect:

          THE SHARES OF STOCK REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE ARE SUBJECT TO AND
          MAY BE TRANSFERRED ONLY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS OF A STOCKHOLDERS
          AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 11, 1997, BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND CERTAIN
          STOCKHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY, AS AMENDED, COPIES OF WHICH ARE ON FILE
          AT THE OFFICES OF THE COMPANY.'

          (h)   Except as amended hereby, the Stockholders Agreement shall 
continue in full force and effect as originally constituted and is ratified 
and affirmed by the parties hereto.

          SECTION 2  AMENDMENTS TO THE PUT/CALL AGREEMENT.  NCI, Oracle and 
the Stockholders hereby agree that the Put/Call Agreement is hereby amended 
as follows:

          (a)   The term 'NAVIO STOCKHOLDERS' as used in Section 3, Section 4 
and Section 6 of the Put/Call Agreement is hereby amended to include Mallard 
PROVIDED Mallard holds at least a portion of a Note (as such term is defined 
in the Purchase Agreement) or shares of the Company's Series D Preferred 
Stock (or shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion thereof).  By 
executing this Agreement, Mallard agrees to be bound by Section 3, Section 4 
and Section 6 of the Put/Call Agreement, as amended hereby.

          (b)   Section 4.1(d) of the Put/Call Agreement is hereby amended to 
read as follows:

                     ' 'TEN PERCENT HOLDER' means any Stockholder that as of 
the date of measurement beneficially owns, together with its affiliates, ten 
percent (10%) or more of the Fully Diluted Equity of the Company.'

          (c)   Except as amended hereby, the Put/Call Agreement shall 
continue in full force and effect as originally constituted and is ratified 
and affirmed by the parties hereto.

          SECTION 3  COUNTERPARTS.  This Agreement may be executed in two or 
more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of 
which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

          SECTION 4  LIMITS ON AMENDMENTS.  No amendment or modification of 
the Stockholders Agreement or Put/Call Agreement may be made without the 
consent of Mallard if

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such amendment would (i) impose any new obligation on Mallard or (ii) 
increase any existing obligation of Mallard thereunder or (iii) diminish or 
waive the rights of Mallard thereunder without similarly diminishing or 
waiving the rights of all similarly situated parties. 

          SECTION 5  LIMITED CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF MALLARD'S RIGHTS. 
Mallard may assign the rights to which it is entitled under the Stockholders 
Agreement (as amended hereby) and the Put/Call Agreement (as amended hereby) 
to Mallard's parent or to any wholly-owned subsidiary of Mallard or its 
parent; PROVIDED the obligations hereunder are also assumed by such 
transferee; and PROVIDED FURTHER that notice of such assignment is provided 
promptly to NCI.


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          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Admission
Agreement as of the day and year first above written.


                              NETWORK COMPUTER, INC.



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                              ORACLE CORPORATION



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                              MIDDLEFIELD VENTURES, INC.



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                              STOCKHOLDER:

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