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Maxthon Cloud Browser Comments

Maxthon Does NOT support Linux

Comment by Tiamarth
about Maxthon Cloud Browser Sep 2016

I've tried editing Maxthon's information to reflect this in the past, but someone else (judging by user activity, it looks like someone from Maxthon) has changed it back.

While you can still download a version of Maxthon for Linux, it is not being updated. Maxthon officially discontinued the Linux version, and a simple search on the Maxthon Community Forums would corroborate that. Here's a post from 2015, for example, where a Maxthon admin states, "The development of Maxthon for linux has stopped. There is no plan for new versions at the moment."

I think it's important Linux users are made aware that Maxthon for Linux is no longer receiving updates so that they can avoid the inherent security concerns that accompany using old software, and especially from using an old web browser.

You can download the most recent release of Maxthon for Linux from this thread on the forums.

Other than the lack of Linux support (and the apparent desire of Maxthon employees to prevent people from knowing Linux is no longer supported) Maxthon is a decent browser.


Best, no question

Positive Comment by marcnichols
about Maxthon Cloud Browser Jun 2013

This is the best browser I have ever used. I love it. Super easy to send links/files between computers and devices, it is built in.



Comment by muellerto
about Maxthon Cloud Browser Feb 2013

This is not a Blackberry application at all. I don't know what the Blackberry tag is for.


Maxthon is the best and always has been

Positive Comment by imanerd
about Maxthon Cloud Browser Aug 2012

I've been using this browser since around version 3.1 or so, maybe one of the betas prior. I'm a Maxthon fan and always have been.

If anyone seeing this goes on the forum, at, I'm Imanerd on there.

It has both trident and webkit but I prefer and suggest webkit (Mx3). If you like to use pre-releases, remember that the main page only has the link to download the latest stable release. If you want a pre-release, you can go to the forums. The thread with the download link has a title colored in red and if you don't see it in the newest posts box thing, scroll down the page and click on announcements; I think it's the bottom-most sub-forum on the forum child site.

I didn't read the description AlternativeTo has for Maxthon so I don't know if it's already stated, and I'm too lazy to read the description, but letting everyone know, Maxthon has a pop-up feature to pop-out content such as flash and java, thus allowing for "always-on-top" window status for watching videos or what-not when on another ...well, tab, window, program, etc. Google Chrome has yet to offer such a powerful feature. Also Chrome requires you install an add-on for adblocking, whereas Maxthon has it built-in, and just as customizable, and able to block not just ads, but any element. I like stuff when it's already built-in, which is why I use Opera instead of FF, but I almost always use Maxthon most of the time. Opera is just a secondary browser. But really, you have to check this one out.

I'm on the forum every day pretty much, so you'll be sure to see posts from me. My avatar is my cat (I love my Anna Banana).


Also if anyone wants, should you get Maxthon, and hate the youtube crap that appears all over the site, taking up useful space that'd be better gone, send me a PM. I can share my YT adhunter (Maxthon's built-in ad blocker system) rules for the site. Speaking of Adhunter, remember that you should click the adhunter icon in the bottom-right corner of the browser and click to "Subscrube to adhunter rules" because it blocks in-video ads among other various ads. The elements though are what you'll need to add yourself, or any ads that might by chance not be blocked. But ads are already blocked with preset rules, but will apply only if you "subscribe." This doesn't enable automatically. You'll have to click the "subscribe to adhunter rules" option by clicking on the icon in order for them to be activated and do their job.

Sorry for the possible improper caps lock or lack thereof. I'm lazy and writing this quickly because I want to see Maxthon grow, and not too many people know of it, and mostly just use Chrome or FF, and I feel people should know of Maxthon because while it has its faults like every other program, it's in a lot of ways better than Chrome, namely with Adhunter....that and it's built-in auto-password/login-fill-in system called magic-fill. Chrome requires addons I think, though it's been a long time so not sure. But I think so. Anyway, and I always vehemently preach to people about Maxthon and why they should try it out, but usually people just figure they're content with what they have, and maybe that's the case, but they've never tried Maxthon. They may be content with what they have, but they'll be SUPER-content (possibly, since everything is preference-based; I'm just extremely-biased for Maxthon and any freeware I feel strongly about, namely Maxthon as one of the major ones, along with IObit, so there is chance for people not being even more content than they are with their current choice; I just have a hard-time accepting that, but regardless, even if you MIGHT not like it, it's still worth a try. I mean, for any freeware, even the populars, the first person had to download it for the first time to see if they liked it. If people just used the same thing and never tried new programs, we wouldn't have some of the most popular softwares out there, such as even Chrome, FF, OpenOffice, etc.; you can always uninstall it) with this one instead. So now that Maxthon has been added to a reliable, widely-used site for alternatives, I see the chance to spread my opinion about my favorite browser and let other people learn of something they never have heard of before, but possibly could get tied into within the first hour of using it like was the case in my case back a while. That and there were no comments, and since like I said, I want Maxthon and its community to grow, I felt I wanted to put a comment here to encourage at least a try of this browser.

The main thing that it doesn't have that bugs me, though its non-existence doesn't hamper performance that could-have-been, is http pipelining.

Oops, did I already put ~Ima

Meant to put that down here, but I won't now, sorry.

And sorry for the excessively wordy review.

[Edited by imanerd, August 09]