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Submitted by Settler 526d ago | news

Microsoft just teased Windows 9 by mistake

Microsoft hasn't officially discussed Windows 9 yet, but its Chinese division is keen to get people talking about the upcoming OS. In a Weibo posting today, Microsoft China asked "Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?" A Windows 9 logo accompanied the post before it was quickly removed, and Chinese site Cnbeta spotted it. It was clearly a mistake, but the wording suggests Windows 9 is indeed "coming soon." (Software, Windows 9)

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Settler  +   526d ago
Accidentally lol, they announced it last month :P
Speed-Racer  +   526d ago
It wasn't. They just said the next windows.
gaffyh  +   526d ago
They just advertised Apple's event on September 9

badz149  +   526d ago
Wow. After 7, we got 8 and then 9?'s like they gave up on giving it a fancy name like XP, Vista etc. Or something? For a company the magnitude of MS, that's just damn lazy!
andrewer  +   526d ago
Droidbro  +   526d ago
And don't forget such classics as Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows 2000.
admiralvic  +   526d ago
I disagree. All a fancy name does is confuse the consumer and make things more complex than it needs to be. A great example of this confusion concept is OSX.

Version 10.0: "Cheetah"
Version 10.1: "Puma"
Version 10.2: "Jaguar"
Version 10.3: "Panther"
Version 10.4: "Tiger"
Version 10.5: "Leopard"
Version 10.6: "Snow Leopard"
Version 10.7: "Lion"
Version 10.8: "Mountain Lion"
Version 10.9: "Mavericks"
Version 10.10: "Yosemite"

You can't tell me you couldn't see some uninformed college student getting Snow Leopard and Leopard or Lion and Mountain Lion mixed up or being confused by how they went from cats to locations. At least with 7, 8 and 9, you obviously know where you're and what you can do.
Devil-X  +   526d ago
This must be the worst windows logo I have ever seen.
iamnsuperman  +   526d ago
An update in the article states it was a mock up and it bloody well looks like one. Like a quickly made mock up
Sahil  +   525d ago
It's not that bad :)
Devil-X  +   525d ago
It sure is :)
iliimaster  +   526d ago
i just upgraded to windows millenium!
Sahil  +   525d ago
Hahaha.. Dude you should upgrade to XP, it's the ultimate OS :D
awiseman  +   526d ago
That better not be the logo because its looks like rubbish.
Ares84HU  +   525d ago
Man, I just hope they get rid of that stupid star up screen with all the rectangles and squares. Just take me to the desktop right away.
Fationably Late  +   525d ago
They changed that already with an update a while back (I think it was part of the 8.1 update). If the OS detects the computer as a desktop, touch screen or not, it will boot to the desktop instead of the Start screen.
Fationably Late  +   525d ago
I, for one, am excited to see what they have improved for the next version. Windows 8 did a lot of experimental things (e.g. focus on touch), for better or worse, and Microsoft has received more than enough feedback to make Windows 9 a worthy successor to Win7. I do hope they fix some of the issues related to gaming and 2-way GPUs.
Sahil  +   525d ago
Windows has done a windows!

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