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OBV File #4: Dropbox Scarfs Memory Like My Cat Scarfs Food

Disco has a talent for inhaling his food. One that I’ve futilely tried to discourage over the years. Dropbox, it turns out, has a similar talent.

I had been wondering why it was so difficult to get my netbook (which is old and has less memory than a twig) to run Scrivener. Then I discovered the reason was that Dropbox was running in the background, eating up more memory than my poor netbook could spare.

This screenshot is from my desktop, which can handle five-figure memory processes. On my netbook, anything above five figures has crash potential.

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