Microsoft launched a virtual museum to commemorate 20 years of Xbox

In 2021, Microsoft celebrates two decades of Xbox—one of the most iconic products from the software giant. To commemorate such a milestone, Microsoft launched a virtual museum of Xbox history. It allows everyone to learn the story of Xbox and dig deeper into four generations of Microsoft consoles, plus visit a separate section dedicated to Halo. The museum is available inside a 3D space you can access and walk through using any modern browser.

Edge Surf game gets limited-time skiing theme

Microsoft Edge Chromium has a hidden built-in game called Surf, where you can kill some time when the Internet is down. The company announced the game alongside the new logo for Edge back in early 2020. Now, on the eve of the 2021 holiday season, developers introduced a reskinned version of Edge Surf. Users can now swap a surfing board for a set of skis and hit the slopes in an attempt to set the highest score.

A new vulnerability allows attackers to gain admin rights in Windows 11 and 10

Security researcher Abdelhamid Naceri has discovered a new zero-day vulnerability that allows a person to gain SYSTEM privileges in a matter of seconds. The vulnerability is known to affect all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server.

Super-Duper Secure Mode is now available in Edge Stable

After a couple of months of extensive testing and numerous improvements, Microsoft finally released Super-Duper Secure Mode (SDSM) for all users in the Stable channel. The feature arrived without much fanfare in the latest version of Microsoft Edge, which, by the time of writing, is 96.0.1054.29. To check your Microsoft Edge version, go to edge://settings/help.

Microsoft released a free Windows 11 developer-ready virtual machine

People who do not want to move their primary machines to Windows 11 can install the newest operating system from Microsoft on a virtual machine. That is the simplest and safest way to try Windows 11 without dealing with its inconveniences and bugs on a mission-critical computer.

Qualcomm has an exclusive agreement with Microsoft for Windows on ARM

XDA reports that Qualcomm has an exclusive agreement with Microsoft for Windows on ARM, made several years ago. Due to that agreement, all devices running this version of the popular OS are only based on Snapdragon chips. One more interesting thing is the agreement is expiring very soon.