has 3 questions and has 17. Sticky notes can be any operating system including OS X, while stickies seems to only be OS X.

should be a synonym of

Additionally, stickies is an application that is windows only

  • The reason there's this Stickies application for Windows is probably the same one there's a Caffeine application for Windows by the same developer: He appears to be copying Mac OS X applications. Caffeine for Mac has been around for more than five years.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Mar 7, 2012 at 13:13

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Stickies () is a particular implementation (bundled with OS X) of "sticky notes" note-taking software.

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seems to be about the implementation bundled with Windows 7.

Unless we plan on merging , and (different implementations of video/audio containers or something like that), or , , and (since they're essentially the same thing, web browsers) I disagree.

It's just the unfortunate similar naming that's problematic, and we cannot influence that. *Both and refer to software products, not generic concepts.

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    For the sake of discussion, I'm going to say I disagree with you here. The difference in types of sticky notes is not the same difference in types of data containers. Sticky notes are a physical tool that is being represented electronically by an analog to itself, by whatever name is being used. Data/audio/video containers do not have a physical analog in which they all represent. Commented Mar 7, 2012 at 12:36
  • @Raystafarian Maybe the example was not good enough. Let's replace it with this: Do you want to merge safari, firefox, internet-explorer and google-chrome? None of those have a generic name, but that's the only difference to this case. All are different implementations of "web browser".
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Mar 7, 2012 at 13:06
  • Well, another example: x264 is not a synonym of h264. It just so happens to have a similar name, but x264 implements h264 and not all people might know that.
    – slhck
    Commented Mar 7, 2012 at 13:28

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