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Maxthon Web Browser Being Ported To Linux

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Published on 27 September 2013 12:54 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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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 help.maxthon.com 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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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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