I've suggested mac as a synonym for osx. I can't imagine many cases where the two wouldn't be used for the questions, but does anybody else have thoughts on the matter?


The only situation where a Mac question is not an OSX question is when booting your Mac into Tails. I suppose in that case it would be a Tails question.

  • I thought exactly the same. Sep 9 '15 at 8:20
  • So, might it be better then to flip them, and make osx a synonym of mac instead? Sep 11 '15 at 12:41

That's a good one. I would even consider adding other synonyms as well, as used in AskDifferent. I would love to +1 it, but don't have privileges. ;(


What about a Hackintosh instances of OS X? I mean intel-based PCs running modified OS X. It sounds weird at first time, but I saw it myself! Will such a synonimization take theese users out?

  • Then it would still fall under the osx tag. Dec 29 '15 at 13:49

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