Software Recommendations vs Retrocomputing
Software recommendations is about exactly what it seems: recommending the appropriate software for the right purpose, like how it seems in its tour:
recommendations of software to accomplish a task. Good software recommendation requests have two components:
- A purpose — a task to accomplish, a user story
- Some objective requirements — a minimum set of features
We are not recommending users to use the right software for the right purpose. We may be about retrocomputing, but we are not about recommending the right retro solution.
Super User vs Retrocomputing
Super User is for questions about computer hardware, software, and networking questions. Though very related to this site, it has its differences such as:
Using mostly modern software and hardware such as Windows 8 and 10
Questions are primarily based on problems with the software itself, not problems about the software
We allow devices (which is what our site has questions mostly about)
The tour states:
- Specific issues with computer software, hardware or networking
- Real problems or questions that you’ve encountered
Our site is not as modern, thus the name retrocomputing.
Stack Overflow vs Retrocomputing
The difference should be very clear. Stack Overflow is for questions about problems you encounter in making code. Our site is in no way like that. If we were like Stack Overflow, we might as well be named Retroprogramming right?
Anyways, some major differences are that we:
The Stack Overflow tour states:
- Specific programming problems
- Software algorithms
- Coding techniques
- Software development tools
Hardware Recommendations vs Retrocomputing
Similar to Software Recommendations, Hardware Recommendations is for... well... hardware recommendations. We also do not recommend hardware for your task here. Same argument really with Software Recommendations. The Hardware Recommendations tour states:
- specific hardware that would enable you to perform a certain task
If your question seems to be on-topic with one of these sites, post it there and not here. Otherwise, post them here and our community will guide you towards the right path... or site. If unsure, ask for a site recommendation at Meta Stack Exchange.