I keep my computer a long time, how ram and rom, or what ever space is needed to continue updating operating systems?

I am considering a new computer, I want to buy the one that will let me update operating systems for a long time. What capacity should the new computer have?

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  • I have a Fall 2010 MacBook Air that has a Maximum at the time of 4 GB. It still works fine. I am sure fine is questionable if you have been using a faster machine with 16GB of ram. I have a 256GB hard disk and that makes a big difference. 16GB will keep you going for a very, very long time; longer than 8 GB. And if you have an Air, you cannot upgrade anything except the Ram Disk.

    • Answered by Tom E from Douglas
    • Feb 19, 2015