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MS Office Professional-ALTERNATIVES

Wow, MS is trying to rearrange my face, I think. Pricing for Office 2013 is nuts. When we made the change from Office 2003 to 2007, I gripped.  Now, the jump to 2013 is beyond painful.  Open license over 4 grand?   Individual licenses put us over 1200.00.  And time to upgrade Adobe Acrobat, over 2,000.00.  What the hey?

Please tell me there are alternatives. We currently use Exchange on SBS 2008 on LAN, 5 local users running Outlook 2007 with .ost.  What are the alternatives?  Or, do we just all go to work for Brother MS now?
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Interesting input, fellas. Thanks!  From what you guys have shared so far:

365-I am throwing rocks at it, til further notice.
Thunderbird, Limbre, Lightning, Zimbra and Spicebird look promising. Will research those
Exchange 2010 or 2013. I like the idea of that. Will research that, as well.

And the suggestion about calling other vendors. I may call a few, have only been doing online searches and just appaulled at the offensive price increases.  Not sure I agree about the economy, unless oil prices are behind the software increases. To me, feels more like MS trying to force their cloud on us.  Hate em, love their stuff, hate their costing.
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