Idiots partnership is totally marketing. 1. SAP is Oracle's competitor, but Solaris, and Oracle DB has more user base than DB2, SQL Server or Windows NT or AIZ. 2. Oracle, HPQ compete, but HPQ is Oracle's one of the biggest partner. 3. MSFT, and Oracle are partners as Oracle delivers its DB on Windows Platform, and Agile, Beas System's Web Interface tools. 4. Oracle delivers products for AIX. You don't know marketing, do you? Also, HPQ parntners with CSCO, RVBD, but now competing with RVBD, CSCO. Listen to CC. You dummies don't know marketing?