(The Hosting News) – Microsoft’s Chinese division confirmed its upcoming Windows 9 operating system today on a post to Chinese social media site Weibo.
“Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the bottom left will make a comeback?” says the post.
Microsoft’s announcement was followed by a Windows 9 logo mockup from Shy Designs, though both posts were quickly taken down, reports PCWorld.
The tech giant is said to hold a special event on September 30th to announce its new OS, though Microsoft has not yet officially announced this unveiling.
Other features rumored to be included in Windows 9, besides the long awaited start menu, include virtual desktops, the removal of the Charms bar, integration of Cortana, Metro-style apps that run on separate windows on the desktop, and various UI changes.
Windows 9 is expected to be released spring 2015.
This isn’t Microsoft’s first leak mishap. In June multiple refrences of the rumored Surface Mini was found in the user guide of the Surface Pro 3, though the Mini tablet was never released.