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Is it enough if I tag a question , or should I always use together ?

I can imagine that would be used when I want to specify the hardware I am interested to, as in questions that involve the hardware used (for example, a question about a software driver). It is also true that any Mac OS should run just on Mac hardware, and specifying the hardware is in normal cases not necessary.

Are there any specific cases where both the tags should be used, and only the OS tag is not enough?

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The tag info might need to be enhanced a bit: snow-leopard and mac. Like on Super User, mac is documented to be used for Apple hardware (not to be confused with mac-address). Questions about the OS are tagged osx, or more specific like osx-snow-leopard et cetera. I don't know the rules on SO though. –  Arjan Apr 9 '11 at 15:12
    
I agree with @Arjan but could you explain a little bit more your question, that would help give a more complete answer to your question. Very rarely questions can only be tagged with one topic. –  Trufa Apr 9 '11 at 15:28
    
@Trufa I expanded the question. I understand that "mac" is probably used as a general tag; it is easier to look for questions tagged "mac", rather than looking for questions tagged with each OS tag. Apart that reason, in which cases should I use both the tags? –  kiamlaluno Apr 9 '11 at 15:46

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If your intent is to just classify information, then would probably be enough if the hardware is irrelevant to your question. However, you should also consider that people follow specific tags. Use as many relevant tags as you need to get the attention of people who might be able to answer the question.

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