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Can we ask questions about Apple software on Windows?

Are questions using Apple OS and Apple Software (3rd party or otherwise) on non apple hardware allowed? This is more general than hackintosh which is also up for discussion. In this case, it might be ...
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Tag for alternatives to Windows-only applications?

I created a tag [windows-alternative] to describe a question where the OP is looking for an OS X alternative to an application that is Windows-only. It doesn't feel quite right though, maybe someone ...
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Are WINE questions about a specific Mac configuration appropriate?

If I wanted to ask a question about whether or not WINE, on a specific configuration of MacBook (assuming I provided the appropriate specifications), would work for a given software title, is that ...
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Should I have asked about 3rd party software? (pertains to iPhone and Mac OS X)

I asked this question, which pertains to the interoperability of an iPhone, Canon's software, and Mac OS X, on the main site. I'm very active in the "main Trilogy" of StackExchange, so I'm pretty ...
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Tag corrections

Proper tagging for questions, use this to determine a baseline format for tags. Mac OS X => [osx] for example. All tags should be lowercase, case doesn't matter. Dashes - are used instead of spaces,...
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On the right name of Apple products and softwares

May this is too early and maybe I'm the only one concern, but at a certain point shouldn't we correct the name of Apple products and softwares to match their real name ? For examples : iTunes ...
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Should we duplicate some of the most Apple releated popular questions from other SE sites?

Should we duplicate some of the most Apple releated popular questions from other SE sites in order to help seed Apple.SE with relevant questions? Addendum: If the original users have not added their ...
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Mac OS X Server ontopic?

What about questions about Mac OS X Server? Shall they go here, or would Serverfault be the better place?
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Re-ask unanswered questions from SuperUser, ServerFault

If I have some unanswered questions on others site which are too old to be migrated, may I repost them here as this is now the main Apple site ?
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How do we handle subjective questions on the meta site?

Since guidelines surrounding the site are being debated right here on the meta site, how are these normally handled? I'm confused because there are some troubling issues with what is happening: ...
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Subjective questions - sometimes ok?

Since I'm sure this'll come up sooner rather than later, should we allow certain subjective questions on Apple.SE? This one was just closed as subjective. Subjective questions are frowned upon in SE ...
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Should jailbreaking questions be allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Asking jailbreak-related question Similar to the Hackintosh questions, but given the recent question I figured I would ask. In my opinion, it's like asking why your computer ...
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Who should the moderators be?

Guidelines Use this thread. Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their activity. The nominee should indicate their acceptance by commenting ...
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Domain name suggestions [duplicate]

Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong Question We're going to keep the name apple.stackexchange....
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What should our FAQ contain?

Quite simply, what should it contain? To help with lots of answers, if you can format as follows, please and thank you: Answers: Put headings in either bold or Third level heading format with ...
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Should we allow "useless" tags and what are "useless" tags for Apple.SE?

What is the list of tags we should not allow? Much like how on most other SE sites tags like homework, subjective, etc. have been disallowed. It doesn't stop anybody from asking homework-related or ...
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Can one ask Hackintosh questions on Ask Different?

Let’s define Hackintosh (also OSx86 before the PPC to intel transition) as Mac OS X running on non-Apple hardware. Since the people that know best Apple software are here, is one allowed to ask ...
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What is the difference between [mac] and [apple]?

Should there be a difference? My proposal [mac] relates to hardware [osx] relates to the software [apple] relates to the company specifically.

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