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    Default Maxthon Does Its First Cloud Browser Release For Linux

    Phoronix: Maxthon Does Its First Cloud Browser Release For Linux

    Last year we wrote of the Maxthon web-browser being ported to Linux and as of today the first official version is available to the public...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY0MzA

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    Thanks but we will stick to free browsers. We can at least check whether they spy on us.

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    Popular? Just how do you define popular Michael? this is the first time I've ever even seen this browser mentioned anywhere, and I've never heard anyone ever mention it or use it. Calling Genode popular is bad enough but this is flat out obscure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    Popular? Just how do you define popular Michael? this is the first time I've ever even seen this browser mentioned anywhere, and I've never heard anyone ever mention it or use it. Calling Genode popular is bad enough but this is flat out obscure.
    I know Chris Pirillo of lockergnome.com was pimping it hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stikonas View Post
    Thanks but we will stick to free browsers. We can at least check whether they spy on us.
    Tell that to all the Opera/Chrome users

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    Default Bad UI

    It uses a completly custom window that looks like a terrible ripoff of Gnome's default theme. Everything is comically big. It's sad because Maxthon looks pretty good on iOS.

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    Using Trident heh? (It also use WebKit)

    Maxthon is not a browser I care about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spittie View Post
    Tell that to all the Opera/Chrome users
    Chrome is not far from just being a branded build of Chromium. You could consider the proprietary sandboxed flash/pdf plugins to be part of it, but they work in Chromium too.

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    I just tried it, it's so so. I'd rather use Firefox.

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    I used Maxthon about 5 years ago. It was pretty good back then...I liked it, at least. It was much more stable than IE, I think it supported multiple render engines at the time, and had some other interesting features.

    I tried it again a few years later, but it hadn't gotten a lot better, and Firefox and Opera seemed like better alternatives (faster, more extensible).

    For what it's worth, "Maxthon for Linux" uses WebKit, not Trident--Maxthon couldn't use Trident if they wanted to, because the engine is Microsoft's, and they (MS) haven't ported it to Linux.

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