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Windows 9 teaser posted online by mistake

Microsoft Windows 9 "Threshold" teaser posted online in China
Windows 9 teaser
A Windows 9 teaser went online in China, but it has been confirmed in the meantime that the logo is only a mockup.

Windows 9 may be closer than expected, since Microsoft China made public - apparently by accident - a teaser of the upcoming operating system also referred to as "Threshold." Their post on Weibo asked the following 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?"

The Windows 9 logo that appears in the image is simply a mockup, confirms The Verge. In addition to this fresh teaser by Microsoft China, various insiders familiar with the matter who spoke to Neowin revealed that top tier partners of the Redmond giant may already have access to the upcoming public build of Windows 9. The same sources told Neowin a few weeks ago that Microsoft partners started receiving recent Windows 9 builds and now this information has been confirmed by the media outlet.

Unfortunately nothing has been confirmed by Microsoft yet, not even the commercial name of this upcoming Windows release. Anyway, the first public preview is expected to arrive at the end of this month, so more reliable information should be available in the coming weeks.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09- 2 (Update: 2014-09- 2)
Codrut Nistor
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