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linux and mac are different


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fleamailman

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As a linux user that follows all the linux questions posted here, I am sure that everyone will understand that mac questions do not interest me, but because both are lumped under "all other operating systems" I receive notifications of questions about mac that I cannot help with, that is where deleting them from my inbox is Ok but often the question is about a program or device that I don't know so I hit the link only to find out that it is Mac, and I imagine that the reverse is also true when someone who is interested in mac finds out that the question in fact relates to linux, thanks.
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I fail to see your point o.O
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1. I would disagree they are not related. Mac OS X is a UNIX based operating system, just like Linux. Try it, run any common Linux command on an Apple OS X machine.

2. Neither Mac or Linux receives enough posts to warrant their own forum.
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all I am asking for is that inside "all other operating systems" it is sub divided any way you wish, between the two for the reason I have pointed out in the first post, I would be perfectly happy if you make it "mac" and "others" then, or at least advise members to state the system in the post's heading, well something that stops members like myself linking to learn that the subject matter isn't their system of interest, because being that there are hundreds of distros out there, I doubt that anyone knows all the programs that are in both mac and linux, hence the problem of miss linkage here

yes, neither linux nor nor mac need their own forum, just a subdivision within the all others systems would be great, thanks
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We have experience and statistics to show that subforums are a bad idea.

If you want to kill a subject, make it into a subforum. This will not be happening any time soon.
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