Plans for Windows 8 have been allegedly leaked on to a popular social networking site.

According to a report by Australia's ITNews, Robert Morgan, a senior member of the Microsoft Research team for the last seven years, posted the details on his profile at LinkedIn.

He claimed that he is: “Working in high security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and long-term projects. Research & Development projects including 128bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan.”

A cached version of his page can be viewed here.

Microsoft has made no announcement or confirmation about Windows 9, while ITNews claimed that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that the company is working on a client operating system to follow Windows 7, but details were not released. He claimed that the earliest expected date would be 2012.