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[News] [TechCrunch] Maxthon Releases Its First Browser For Linux

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Post time 2014-3-25 10:38:17 |Show all posts | Maxthon 4.4.0.600| Windows
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Maxthon has launched its first cloud browser for Linux. The release is partly in response to requests from Maxthon’s users, but also because the open-source operating system has become speedier, says Karl Mattson, the company’s vice president.

“If people haven’t taken a look at Linux for a while, they should take a second look because it’s a great product. The chorus of people emailing us asking for Linux has gotten a lot louder,” says Mattson.

He adds that Maxthon for Linux has a bigger feature set than the company usually includes in browsers when they launch for the first time on an operating system, including “Magic Fill,” an AES 256 level encrypted password and user account prompt, and mouse gestures, which lets users execute browser commands by making a gesture with their mouse.

Maxthon for Linux fits into the company’s strategy of following its users across different platforms. While its focus over the past year has been on mobile, Maxthon also recently launched a new Windows desktop browser. Mattson says the company plans to continue working on new releases and content partnerships for desktop users.

Factors that may spur the adoption of Linux by enterprise users and individual consumers include the end of support for Windows XP, its compatibility with older hardware, and increasing ease of use.  Mattson adds that Linux is also becoming more popular in emerging markets such as Russia, which are key regions for Maxthon. The company’s browsers currently reach 100 million unique devices each month and its top four markets are China, the U.S., Russia, and India.

Future version of Maxthon for Linux will have localized features for different countries. In Russia, where Maxthon has a content partnership with Yandex, browsers are customized for major cities like St. Petersburg and Moscow. These include a taxi-calling service that geo-locates users through their browser and helps them call a car service. Other potentially important markets for Maxthon’s Linux browser include India, the U.S., China, Brazil, and Indonesia.

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Post time 2014-3-26 05:32:03 |Show all posts | Google Chrome 33.0.1750.0| Ubuntu 13.10
Congratulations Maxthon! This is a beautiful and lightning fast browser, just what we need for Linux.

Your now far ahead of Opera: it looks like that their new browser will never come for Linux.

Maxthon, keep up the good work!

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Post time 2014-3-27 01:46:21 |Show all posts | Google Chrome 33.0.1750.0| Fedora
Excellent, we expect soon we will see the cloud for the Linux's Maxthon
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Post time 2014-3-27 12:39:25 |Show all posts | Google Chrome 33.0.1750.152| 
Congrats! Finally delivered.   Keep up the good work.
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Post time 2014-3-27 13:11:37 |Show all posts | Google Chrome 33.0.1750.0| Ubuntu 13.10
I just have a question, is there a way to make the button a little more thiner? The new close, maximise and minimize are too big
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Post time 2014-3-29 02:05:32 |Show all posts | Google Chrome 33.0.1750.0| GNU/Linux x64
What a wonderful browser and now on Linux, hooray!  Just put in on the Android phone as well.  

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odyssee  thank you, it's available for android, ios and windowsphone as well !  Post time 2014-3-29 02:13
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Post time 2014-3-29 13:56:30 |Show all posts | Firefox 30.0| Ubuntu
MauricioA replied at 2014-3-27 13:11
I just have a question, is there a way to make the button a little more thiner? The new close, maxim ...

I Agree. The buttons are big and ugly. And there is too many space above the tabs. If you solve both I give Maxthon a 10+.
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Post time 2014-3-30 02:37:41 |Show all posts | Google Chrome 33.0.1750.154| Windows 7
i dont get it - maxthon for linux is basically chromium and one can install the extensions from the chrome app store, while the windows version doesnt allow that

in other words, with the linux version of maxthon, a user can have proper adblocking, while for windows, he has to get by with the default adblock that barely does anything, or install an application AdFender

it looks quite unfair to me, any explanation, since windows should be the spotlight platform?
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Post time 2014-3-30 06:05:06 |Show all posts | Chromium 33.0.1750.152| Ubuntu Chromium
Momfer replied at 2014-3-29 13:57
I Agree. The buttons are big and ugly. And there is too many space above the tabs. If you solve bo ...


Sorry. To much of the same. There were errors while posting
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Post time 2014-3-31 11:55:33 |Show all posts | Maxthon 4.3.2.1000| Windows 7
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