Before I get in to why I am doing it -- and it's really a simple explanation -- I'd like to hear people's favorite and viable alternatives. Here's what I want to switch from Google's services: 1. Calendar. I COULD use Mac/Apple's iCal or the more pricey models. But I want something I can access on the web at work. 2. Mail. Yahoo? Hotmail? Any good Windows clients (already got a great one[Sparrow} for Mac. The rest I can live by on but the two above are essential that I start moving away from. Bonus would be Google Reader alternative.