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For questions about processors in the Motorola 68k (68000 series) range. Commonly used in Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Sinclair QL and Sharp X68000 computers.

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for questions related to the family of Motorola 680x0 processors

Two questions are tagged with both.

Should these two tags be merged into one? I do not see any valid distinction between the two.

An older meta question got rid of the mc68000 tag, but was created after that meta post.

Motorola's official name for the series was M68000, which is neither of the tag names. I feel that motorola-680x0 is clearer in purpose, even if it is not the "official" Motorola name. However, the tag usage for m68k is better.

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    There were quite a number of non-Motorola 68k CPUs that clearly qualify as m68k (Phillips 68070, for example). Thus it might be wise to exclude the company name from the tag.
    – tofro
    Commented Sep 14, 2021 at 7:01

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I recommend merge to .

While it may be mysterious to the uninitiated, it is quite clear and common for anyone familiar with 1980s CPUs (e.g., I don't recall ever doing any real programming on anything in the m68k family, but I instantly know what it is.) Google searches for both currently show the proper Wikipedia article as the top result.


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