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OS-tans? I thought that applies only for Windows, MAC and Linux and other such OS.... this are just iNNNN (iPhone, iPad, iPod, iPod Nano, iPod Mini, etc).
they are all ipod typs?
lol
os-tan gets used for any software/hardware other then the Vocloids.

Besides, an iPod does have an OS.
Well that is true, but you do know that OS-tan came from 95-tan, 98-tan, me-tan, 2k-tan, xp-tan, vista-tan, 7-tan and other such Windows only ones. Well whatever, I don't really care about this as long as we don't change their name tags.
It's a technicality. THe original OS-tans (and it meaning) was wholly rooted in the Windows line of OSes. The the idea got spread to other OSes (Linus, OSX) and software (the broswers). While "OS-tan" in reference to Linux and OSX makes sense...It's usage in regads to Hardware and the broswer is technically incorrect.

It's the typical case of how society convolutes the incorrect usage of a term into the widely accepted one. I still think "OS-tan" should only apply to personifications of actual OSes (the exception for me being Madobe Nanami: she's more generic mascot than a personification of Win7), but I think I'm well in the minority opinion there. *shrug*
As stated above, the I-(Whatever) all have an OS themselves. So OS-tan fits. But, what would you use for other software/hardware? Soft-tan? Hard-tan? Some how...those do not look right.
While OS-tan is incorrect, it's easier to put it all under a master tag like that then coming up with a bunch of other tags for them.
forgerofsouls said:
As stated above, the I-(Whatever) all have an OS themselves. So OS-tan fits. But, what would you use for other software/hardware? Soft-tan? Hard-tan? Some how...those do not look right.
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Let's take this to the Tag Thread in the forum if we want to discuss the tag issue more.
iOS-tan...thats just...no...no matter how "correct" it would be, that just looks stupid. And I wasn't saying lets go and make new tags for everything, I was just asking what would be used for software/hardware that is not an OS. So I really do not see why you seam to be making such a big deal out of what I said Stahn. I was asking a simple question. Trying to say that I'm incorrect, though I never said that OS-tan would be correct, it makes no sense. I asked: What would you use to call other software/hardware? In no way did I ever imply that OS-tan would be the correct for anything other than an OS. So, both Cuda and Stahn did not answer the question correctly.

Thus I shall grade you two on your answers now. Cuda, for stating the obvious, I award you the title of Captain Obvious, and a grade of D-. Stahn, for actually going out of your way to give some sort of answer that did not answer my question, I shall give you a C, mostly due to the effort you showed.

Again, my question had nothing to do with tags, but rather, what term would you use for software/hardware that is not an OS. Read what the question is before coming up with an answer. In a way the way you guys came about is kinda of like...for the sake of over simplification:

"Hey guys, lets talk about the color white." - Me
"The sky is blue." - You two

Get it?
forgerofsouls said:
Again, my question had nothing to do with tags, but rather, what term would you use for software/hardware that is not an OS.
Did you not see this part of my comment:

I don't think "anthropomorphism" or "personification" would really work as tags in it's place for cases like this since I doubt people would think of that terminology to search for.
Keep in mind interpreting what someone says in text can be a shot in the dark. I originally read/took part of your comment as containing cynicism/sarcasm, so I got thrown into a tangent.
My first comment was not ment to be cynical or sarcastic in any form, but just curiousity of what you would call stuff like that.
LoL I meant your second comment. ^_^
Ah, no, that was me just getting fired up. Thats how I just am in debates/arguements, I get a little carried away at times. :P
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