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 ======System Requirements====== ======System Requirements======
  
-Xfce runs on over [[http://​distrowatch.com/​search.php?​desktop=Xfce|90 UNIX-like distributions]]. Below is a short list of the distributions that use Xfce as their primary, default Desktop Environment (DE) as well as their minimum system requirements for installation. ​+Xfce runs on over [[http://​distrowatch.com/​search.php?​desktop=Xfce|90 UNIX-like distributions]]. Below is a short list of 6 representative ​distributions that use Xfce as their primary, default Desktop Environment (DE) as well as their minimum system requirements for installation. ​
  
 **[[http://​xubuntu.org/​download/​|Xubuntu]]** **[[http://​xubuntu.org/​download/​|Xubuntu]]**
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   * Hard drive space: 7.5GB   * Hard drive space: 7.5GB
   * Graphics card and monitor capable of 800x600 resolution   * Graphics card and monitor capable of 800x600 resolution
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 +**[[https://​mxlinux.org/​download-links/​|MX Linux]]**
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 +MX Linux is "//a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities,​ using the best tools and talents from each distro. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration,​ high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint//​."​ Based on Debian Stable, its minimum system requirements are:
 +  * A CD/DVD drive (and BIOS capable of booting from that drive), or a live USB (and BIOS capable of booting from USB)
 +  * A modern i686 Intel or AMD processor
 +  * 2 GB of RAM memory or more
 +  * At least 10 GB free hard drive space
 +  * A 3D-capable video card for 3D desktop support
 +  * For use as a LiveUSB, 8 GB free if using persistence
  
 **[[https://​manjaro.org/​download/​xfce|Manjaro]]** **[[https://​manjaro.org/​download/​xfce|Manjaro]]**
  
-Manjaro is based on the independently developed ​Arch operating system. Its minimum system requirements are:+Manjaro is based on and provides all the benefits of the Arch operating system ​combined with a focus on //​user-friendliness and accessibility//​. Its minimum system requirements are:
   * One gigabyte (GB) of memory   * One gigabyte (GB) of memory
   * Thirty gigabytes (GB) of hard disk space   * Thirty gigabytes (GB) of hard disk space
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-Kwort is a slackware-based operating system featuring the Xfce4 desktop with Kwort'​s own Network Manager and kpkg package manager. Its minimum requirements are:+Kwort is a Slackware-based operating system featuring the Xfce4 desktop with Kwort'​s own Network Manager and kpkg package manager. Its minimum requirements are:
   * CPU: PC i686 or above.   * CPU: PC i686 or above.
   * RAM: 16MB for base system (minimum). 32MB for desktop (minimum), 64MB recommended.   * RAM: 16MB for base system (minimum). 32MB for desktop (minimum), 64MB recommended.
   * Hard drive space: 200MB for base system, 1.5GB for full desktop (Openoffice 2.0 included)   * Hard drive space: 200MB for base system, 1.5GB for full desktop (Openoffice 2.0 included)
  
-**[[http://​luitlinux.sarovar.org/​requirements.html|Luit Linux]]** 
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-Luit Linux //"is a small bootable live CD distribution based on KNOPPIX and DamnSmall Linux. Mission is to make a small compact live distribution with tools and applications for day to day needs, without compromising on its looks and feel and ease of use."//​ Its minimum requirements are: 
- 
-  * CPU: Intel Pentium I 
-  * RAM: 32 Mb 
  
 **[[http://​www.mythbuntu.org/​|Mythbuntu]]** **[[http://​www.mythbuntu.org/​|Mythbuntu]]**
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   * Supported TV Tuner Card (Backend Role)    * Supported TV Tuner Card (Backend Role) 
  
 +**[[https://​www.pentoo.ch/​download//​|Pentoo]]**
 +
 +Pentoo is "//a security-focused livecd based on Gentoo//. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the features currently included : //available binary packages, updated 4 times daily, module loading support ala Slax, **XFCE4 WM**, dozens of daily security and functionality updates daily//​."​ Its minimum requirements are:
 +  * i686 Processor
 +  * 2+ GiB of RAM
 +  * an OpenGL capable 3D graphics card
 +  * 30+ GB free hard drive space highly recommended
 +  * DDC capable Monitor
 ===== Memory footprint ===== ===== Memory footprint =====
  
-The following memory footprint test was obtained on an OpenSuse 11.4 notebook ​and [[https://​raw.github.com/​pixelb/​ps_mem/​master/​ps_mem.py|this script]]. +The following memory footprint test was obtained on an Ubuntu 19.10 desktop ​and [[https://​raw.github.com/​pixelb/​ps_mem/​master/​ps_mem.py|this script]]. 
-  * Runlevel 3 : 33 MiB +  * Runlevel 3 : 118.1 MiB 
-  * Login screen with kdm4 (and no opened session) : 115 MiB +  * Login screen with lighdm ​(and no opened session) : 400.9 MiB 
-  * TWM session : 80 MiB +  * CTWM session : 218.9 MiB 
-  * IceWM session : 83 MiB +  * IceWM session : 293.5 MiB 
-  * Xfce 4.session : 133 MiB +  * Xfce 4.14pre3 ​session : 393.7 MiB 
-  * KDE 4.6.0 : 280 MiB+  * KDE 5 : 619.MiB