I'm confused. The FAQ says questions are on topic if they concern:

  • Apple hardware
  • Apple software
  • other Apple products or services

Why questions about software, which are not made by Apple, are seemingly accepted? (See e.g. the software-recommendation tag) Is the FAQ outdated?

Moreover, if the FAQ is outdated, what kind of OS X related questions could/should be asked on Super User?

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The tag means that someone is looking for software that works with Apple hardware (Mac or iDevices) or Apple software (OS X or iOS). As what they're looking for is related to their use of an Apple product, it's completely on topic.

While the FAQ says the questions must be about Apple hardware/software/other products or services, it doesn't say that it must solely be about them.

Now, given that, what kind of Apple-related questions would I take to SU? Probably ones along the lines of getting Ubuntu to play well with a Mac network, or an issue with something inside Windows running in VMWare. As those aren't primarily Apple-related questions, they could be seen as off-topic here.

  • Ah, I see the logic now. Thanks :-) Feb 14, 2011 at 11:09

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