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Currently, the excerpt for explicitly mentions OS X (as opposed to older operating systems to the mac). I agree with this definition since in common usage, "Mac" does indeed refer to OS X. But I think that in that case we should make be a synonym of .

Alternatively, if we want to make a stronger distinction between the operating system family and the current version, we can leave both tags but explicitly explain in the wiki for that it refers to the whole family, not just OS X. Additionally, since practically all questions are referring to a game running on OS X, if we do this we should probably change the tag from to on most existing questions.

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is dead, long live !

For now, I've also made a synonym, but that might be a problem once Apple decides to do OS11 or whatnot.

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    Hmm, you actually made it the other way around from what I suggested... – Oak Sep 1 '11 at 13:32
  • @Oak I thought that was what you suggested in the second half of your question. The Mac family changed so much between OSX and OS9 that I'd be hard pressed to find a question about both... unless it's about the Mac series; then something like mac-series might be more clear about your intentions. – badp Sep 1 '11 at 13:35
  • "Carbon" applications are programs that will run on Mac OS 9 through Mac OS X v10.5, so it is possible, but also improbable at this point (most major carbon apps have been fully ported to OS X several years ago). – CyberSkull Sep 2 '11 at 2:13

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