While reviewing https://askubuntu.com/questions/551913/i-need-to-remount-hackintosh-disk-r-w I was wondering whether we should create a as synonym for . There are quite a number of questions with "hackintosh" in their title or text. Since I don't have enough points yet to have the privilege of creating a synonym myself I'm asking it here.

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    Ask Different doesn't have that tag. Should we? – muru Nov 21 '14 at 18:37
  • Ask Different should have that tag. – Kaz Wolfe Nov 24 '14 at 5:29
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    @Whaaaaaat nope. Things that are off-topic on AD include: "Installing or using Apple operating systems on non-Apple hardware (and most other explicitly unlicensed use of product)" (i.e., Hackintosh).. – muru Nov 27 '14 at 0:25
  • @muru Hackintosh.SE anyone? – Kaz Wolfe Nov 27 '14 at 0:43

The tag really doesn't have anything to do with Ubuntu.


  • User is using it. has problem with it - not about ubuntu.
  • User is dual booting. just like any other dual boot, except with for the problems about it, which are not about ubuntu.
    • Client is it, virtual machine is Ubuntu, treat just like mac.
    • Using a virtual machine with it, likely nothing to do with Ubuntu.

Plus since the Legal or at least Licensing agreement status of such a use is not allowed or at best "murky" IANAL (I Am Not A Lawyer) Such questions are not a good fit for this site anyway.

  • I see my mistake now: I thought a hackintosh was a Mac running another (e.g. Ubuntu Linux) OS. It turns out to be the reverse: running Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware. My apologies. – ph0t0nix Nov 27 '14 at 13:48

There are no others tagged hackintosh. It looks like the hackintosh tag doesn't even exist. Why create one just to synonymize it? If it appears naturally, certainly synonymize it, but until it does appear...

  • The reason why I asked in the first place was because I was about to create the hackintosh tag. Before doing that I looked around and found several posts that looked like they could benefit from such a tag. As far as I understand, tags are there to help identify questions that are about a similar subject. While I was doing this 'research' I ran into the mac tag, which made me wonder if hackintosh was indeed to be considered a synonym. – ph0t0nix Nov 27 '14 at 13:41

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