It's been a few years since we synonymized to . At the time, we did this to distinguish incorrect uses of the tag from questions related to the old “Classic” Mac OS tagged under .

Now, Apple has stopped calling their Mac operating system “Mac OS X” and “OS X”—it's “macOS” from macOS Sierra onwards. Therefore, we should reverse the synonym direction and point/merge all questions to .

Wikipedia has done the same, pointing OS X to macOS.

Note that this will not affect existing questions carrying a tag related to pre-macOS releases (e.g., ).

  • Would it be worth merging the osx tag into the macos tag? There are 18,000 questions and I really don't know if the tag change is relevant....
    – Mokubai Mod
    Commented Jan 7, 2017 at 15:44
  • Possible duplicate of Merging or Linking Tags
    – Burgi
    Commented Jan 7, 2017 at 15:44
  • @Burgi, you're right, but it sounds like a much better idea when an ex-moderator suggests it. :-) Since the action has already been completed and answered here, maybe we should just link the other way and make the earlier question a dupe of this one to close the loop.
    – fixer1234
    Commented Jan 7, 2017 at 20:14
  • grumble grumble ;)
    – Burgi
    Commented Jan 7, 2017 at 22:43
  • @Burgi Thanks, I hadn't seen that! At the time it was still a rumor, so maybe that's a case for creating a new post.
    – slhck
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 9:42
  • @Mokubai A merge seems like the logical next step, but I feel like I'm a little out of touch with what the rules about this (and the impications) are these days.
    – slhck
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 9:45
  • I will always call it OSX untill 11.xx.xx comes witch then i'll probably switch then
    – DanHolli
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 5:59

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Done for as master and as synonym

Also pointed at rather than

  • Thanks! It seems I can no longer access the old OS X tag wiki we had. I think we need to copy this to the macOS tag page – it had a nice overview of all the versions and question guidance. Wasn't there a … secret orphan wiki page mod tool?
    – slhck
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 9:43
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    Yeah, seems that we had to create a new macOS tag for it to work (oops). Copied gratuitously from the orphaned tag wikis page, and edited it as appropriately.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 9:53

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