Maxthon Web Browser Being Ported To Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 27 September 2013 at 12:54 AM EDT. 45 Comments
The Maxthon freeware web-browser that up to now has been available for Windows and OS X on the desktop is in the process of being ported to the Linux desktop. Maxthon has received high rankings in the past on Windows, but how well will this Trident/WebKit-based browser fair on Linux?

Maxthon supports both the Trident and WebKit rendering engines but with the former being Microsoft-only, it won't be an option for Linux users. Maxthon has innovated in areas of the past when it comes to cloud-based browser accounts, UI features, and other cloud functionality. Aside from the desktop versions, Maxthon has also been released for Android and iOS.

News this week now via is confirmation that the browser is now being ported to the Linux desktop. The browser's developers are looking for feedback from end-users about their Linux distribution of choice, Linux use-cases, Linux web-sites, and other Linux-related suggestions. Hit up the link if interested in supplying feedback to the developers in bringing yet another web-browser to Linux.

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