Microsoft China confirm Windows 9 name

So this is usually what happens in a new Microsoft OS cycle.

Microsoft usually inadvertently confirm an OS name earlier than MSFT marketing would probably like.

Steve Ballmer did it with Windows 8 and now it seems that Microsoft China have accidentally done this with Windows 9.

In a posting on Weibo today, Microsoft China seemed to confirm that Windows 9 was actually the name of the next Microsoft Operating System (duh!).

Weibo Post Microsoft China

They asked (translated), “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 mocked up logo accompanied the post before it was quickly removed but not before Chinese site CNBETA got the image.

Windows 9 is the name. Coming soon.

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  • Cliff14

    Does this really upset Microsoft Marketing? This seems like something stupid to get upset over? I mean everyone in the world pretty much knows the next OS is Windows 9.

    • darkpr0fit

      I agree. All the hype and circus media makes me sick.

      • Mick Hickson

        Hype and circus media is called strategic marketing.

        • Strategic marketing makes him sick then…me too, for that matter…

    • Mick Hickson

      The more they pose the question, the more people are likely to take notice and talk about it. Microsoft marketing probably help to engineer it.

  • Dominic

    it is for sure a great marketing ploy. The more people talk about it the more people are talking about it. Its actually pretty good.