Well, tell it to my computers eg. ASUS with P4 1.7 GHz and 1GB RAM with MX 16 or even another machine with 512 MB RAM and MX 18. 'Practical sense' can has a really wide meaning.h2-1 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:31 pmI don't believe you can run modern linux with xfce in a practical sense with less than 4gB, and that's not really enough to do much, 8 gB is better, but if you have a super light window manager, not a desktop, and are aware of the ram issues, and realize you basically cannot run things like gimp, firefox, chrome, thunderbird, you could get away with 2 gB, but it's not very fun, unless you like using all command line tools, then it will work fine.
Sure, Firefox is not an option (and many other programs), but these machines are usable (with some knowledge) and they are using/running "modern Linux with Xfce".
2 GB plus SWAP is a much better situation.
MX Linux is not Ubuntu or other 'modern' distribution. It can manage on low specs, no question about it.