Hi, I am a confirmed newbie here!! and am looking to buy a used desktop that i could do some matlab and other lite processing stuff on mainly for my homework. I have a deal from this guy who gives :- 1.1 GHz Celeron 128 MB RAM 40 GB Hard Drive for a decent price. I just wanted to know if this sort of processor can handle codes written in matlab or c decently albeit slowly i guess. I am just trying to do some engg homework kind of stuff on this computer which should not be too processor intensive. I am able to do the same currently on a p3 machine with 933MHZ and 256MB RAM VERY comfortably. So if i could get an idea of how close this machine is the one i am using right now, i would really appreciate it. Thanks a ton, Shyam.