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Memloop
03-23-2009, 05:30 AM
Is there are reason why Mac and other Unixes are excluded from this board? How about renaming the Linux programming board to something more general, like "Other Operating Systems"?

zacs7
03-23-2009, 06:01 AM
Who said they're excluded?

More often than not, topics in the Linux board cover something POSIX related. Which (usually, depending on conformance) covers Mac/Unix. Plus the programmer base for those OSes is most likely less than that of Linux/Windows.

Nothing is stopping you from posting your question in the Linux board or Tech board. Solaris, Plan9, BSD, etc questions are pretty rare as it is. Oh and by pretty rare I mean less than 0.0001% of the threads posted here.

MK27
03-23-2009, 09:00 AM
"Other Operating Systems" is silly, but I don't see what's wrong with "Unix-like OS's, including Mac and linux"

psychopath
03-23-2009, 10:26 AM
Or maybe just call it the Unix board. I think most people would assume Unix includes Unix-like/based.

VirtualAce
03-23-2009, 05:26 PM
Or we could just leave it as it is.

psychopath
03-23-2009, 05:27 PM
...or that.

:p

CrustyClown
03-25-2009, 12:44 PM
i think its fine the way it is.

brewbuck
03-25-2009, 01:11 PM
People already post UNIX-generic questions on the Linux board. Nobody objects. I think it's fine. Occassionally we get UNIX spillage onto the general C board but that doesn't really bug me either.

Memloop
03-25-2009, 02:05 PM
But if you're going to allow non-Linux specific questions in there, why not rename it and make it clear to newcomers where to post?

The only objection I can think of is that some Google search results may lead to the current URL's.