I have been running VL 5.9 on an old HP Omnibook with 366 MHz and 160 RAM. There is enough room in there for it, although I am looking forward to giving the new lite version a try as 5.9 Standard has more going for it than I need on my old box.
My thoughts are similar with regards to VL 5.9 on the Compaq. I do, however, have an old hp Pavilion 500Mb that runs at 1300MHz. The Linux OS now on the machine is very good, and it manages hp 1410v All-in-One printer and scanner. Presently, I'm working to get the scanner working on the Compaq. When this task is successfully completed, I'll make the decision with regard to installing VL 5.9 Deluxe on Pavilion.
Thanks for the many responses to my post.