In terms of hardware guidelines, Buz, I'd been using Elements on a 350mhz G3, with 396MB of RAM. I wouldn't go any lower than that if she wants to do work on digital images. If she's interested in graphics and gets into using Elements, some of her file sizes could get pretty big, and the computer would really bog down. A 233 might be OK if - as Jane says - you fill it up with RAM. They max at 512MB, don't they?