Maxthon is a browser. I knew of its existence a while ago, when I learned that one of the kind readers of this blog used it to display one of my entries.
I visited Maxthon's main page, but was disappointed because the browser was (if a recall correctly) based on Internet Explorer and, as I had anticipated, did not support Linux.
So, I lost all interest on this browser altogether.
But then came the news that Maxthon now supports Linux. Again, interest sparked and I visited the page again expecting only .deb packages for Ubuntu.
However, I was pleased to see that they also offered .rpm packages. I accepted their EULA (Maxthon is NOT free software) and installed the .rpm to both my Mageia 3 desktop
The installation was simple and straight-forward. I was almost ready to find out what a "cloud browser" is.
When I fired up Maxthon, a Chromium-reminiscent browser took the screen. Yes, Maxthon looked extremely similar to Chromium. In fact, it identifies itself as Chromium, not Maxthon, which is a problem because you cannot use certain services on the main page: it says that you must have Maxthon to be able to use them (?!)
The browser claimed to be fast. I did not see that speed until I registered a Maxthon passport account. Once you do that, the browser rewards your activity, your completion of personal information, loading up of a picture, etc.
|Maxthon for Linux running on Mageia 3 64 bits|