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."

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Settler3550d ago

Accidentally lol, they announced it last month :P

Speed-Racer3550d ago

It wasn't. They just said the next windows.

gaffyh3550d ago

They just advertised Apple's event on September 9


badz1493550d ago

Wow. After 7, we got 8 and then 9? So...it'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!

Droidbro3549d ago

And don't forget such classics as Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows 2000.

admiralvic3549d 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-X3550d ago

This must be the worst windows logo I have ever seen.

iamnsuperman3550d 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

iliimaster3550d ago

i just upgraded to windows millenium!

Sahil3549d ago

Hahaha.. Dude you should upgrade to XP, it's the ultimate OS :D

awiseman3550d ago

That better not be the logo because its looks like rubbish.

Ares84HU3549d 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 Late3549d 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.

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Leaked Windows 9 screenshot confirms Cortana for PC

"The Halo inspired personal assistant is already available to Windows Phone so I guess Microsoft decided that a desktop version will also be pretty neat. Can’t really argue with that."

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emilysmithltg3537d ago

Cortana on destop sounds awesome!Can't wait to get my claws on Windows 9.

Minimoth3537d ago

This is going to be so badass. Finally Microsoft is making another good version of Windows.

JamshiJack3536d ago

Seems Windows is getting back to the stage with priority to better user experience, whole bunch of changes are coming, so Window 8 is the new Vista, it was not a complete flop though!

Lionsguard3536d ago

I hope there's a Jarvis or Edi mod.


Windows 9 will have the Storage Sense feature, just like Windows Phone

Windows 9 is expected to come equipped with Storage Sense, a feature that allows users to better managed their storage.

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FRAKISTAN3537d ago

Windows 9 can't come soon enough

ChrisW3536d ago

SNERK!!! Those disagrees must be the Win8 fanboys!!!

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Agent_hitman3536d ago

I just hope that MS would allow the Windows 9 users to choose between the Tile Metro and the familiar desktop UI so that the PC gamers that don't wanna use the animated Tile will still able to enjoy this OS.

As we all know MS has been slammed numerous times due to their decision in making Win8 as a touch panel friendly Os, rather than keeping the traditional UI.. I hope that they've learned their lesson now, so that majority of Windows 7 users will jump ship to 9.


Video of an early build of Windows 9 in action!

Just earlier today, Winfuture.de posted screenshots of Windows 9, revealing many photos of Microsoft’s new flagship operating system. They have just added a video which shows the start menu and start screen in action.

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