Microsoft has not hidden that fact that Windows 9 is on the way, but a slip of the tongue by Microsoft China could suggest it might appear sooner rather than later.

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In a post on chinese microblogging site Weibo, Microsoft China posed the question:

“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 mockup wallpaper, similar to one that made the rounds earlier in the year accompanied the post before it was taken down.

While it was a minor slip of the tongue, it does suggest windows 9 is not far away. rumors have been swirling that Microsoft could announce the new OS around September 30th, with developers getting immediate access.

Will they or wont they? What key feature do you need to see in a new version of Windows? Let us know in the comments below!

[Via Weibo]

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