Nobody uses their computer like you mentioned. What you are suppose to do is use the apps and they stay open even after you close them (you can see there is a black dot underneath the icon in the dock bar), that is how OS X works. With your way you would have to manually right-click on the icon and Quit the app to prevent your computer from running out of memory.herrdude wrote: ↑May 14th, 2017 6:59 pmWell if you are going to have use Chrome and Firefox, open Word and Excel, watch porn, and have dropbox all going at once, you would need 16GB.
I really have no need to have all of those open at the same time. I am currently running at 4.5GB and it is snappy.
Orrrrr you can just get a modern computer that has 16GB of RAM and never worry about running out of RAM today or 2 years from now. The 15" retina macbook pro is a good choice if you want 16GB of RAM.