No more procrastination either! I finally bit the bullet and pulled out the credit card and purchased the cheapest pair of 512MB DDR2 memory I could find ($110 Canadian and free shipping, lifetime warranty.)
Finally..... finally, after one YEAR of owning the software, I'll be able to use GPO pretty well. The only thing I'm lacking now is a true ASIO sound card (I can live with 30-40ms lag for now) and a better MIDI controller. The one I have has a lever for modulation (instead of a wheel) which snaps back to the "zero" position.... due to the silly way (IMHO) Kontact uses modulation for volume instead of volume for volume, audio drops to ZERO every time I touch the stupid thing - very frustrating.
But I now meet the minimum requirements and my last excuse is removed. Time to compose, folks. Expect some demos soon - even if it starts with "Disco Bagpipes Reville"