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Is there anything I can do to make an old compaq armada 1120 usable for a netbook


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That old Compaq armada computer is too old to be of much use, in a practical sense, especially when you see what you can buy a new or used netbook for nowadays. That being said, yes if you really want to get by on the cheap, its possible to install Win 98 2nd edition on it, but the problem with that solution is that Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers are not supported on that old equipment and also modern antivirus software will not work on it well, because it takes up too much resources and will make your computer painfully slow. That's why I say in a practical sense, you probably will want to forget about using it. But that doesn't mean that you can't make it work if you are determined enough and the small amount of money saved is worth it to you. That's a personal judgement call you will have to make. Personally, I like to get the most use out of things that I can rather than buy new, and I still would personally buy something better because time is money and a slow computer gets frustrating on modern websites. Also new versions of Flash will not work on the old browsers so your browsing will be limited if you use the old system and will be even more outdated soon, unlike a new low cost netbook.
Is this the same vintage mid 1990's Compaq 1120 notebook that had a 100 MHz Pentium processor and came with 8 MB of RAM and an 800 MB hard drive? If so what operating system, browser or software could you possibly hope to run on it? I'm sorry but it's time to let it GO...
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