Why is the book taking so long to arrive?
Read the book first. Use a paper-based implementation for a while, until you understand the concepts well.
Regarding OS market penetration, about half of new college students are using Macs. Don't assume current reality will be the future reality.
The work force and home users is where the majority of the market resides and is primarily Windows based, this may suck but that's the way it is for now and I don't see it changing anytime soon. I would love to see a solid competitor to Windows that I could use and run 100% of my current applications but so far nothing I have tried will run everything like I need it to.
1) Windows applications are more stable running at home on my MacPro, in a VM Fusion 3 window, than they were on a HP Workstation. There are small businesses that use Mac Pro's for the stability, with the necessary Windows applications running in a virtual window.
2) If you are married to Windows you would be better off with a Blackberry than with an iPhone.
3) For starting your own business, it seems like you are balking at some pretty small expenditures.
4) If you insist on buying software before carefully reading the first GTD book, there may not be much that forum members can do you assist you.
Last edited by rdgeorge; 05-14-2010 at 06:24 PM.