Maxthon, Chrome Plus - good 4...?

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  1. korben

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    Haven't found any info here from 2010 on Maxthon browser -

    ^ your thoughts guys?

    + not being the fanboy of Chrome I'm in love with Iron, what about CH +, worth it?
     
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    I've used Iron for over a year. It still has a few instability problems so I tend to use Chrome more these days. The latest Iron release is the best yet though. Isn't Maxthon 'Trident' based like Internet Explorer?
     
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    yes, it is, that's way I'm cautios, yet I remember vividly the day I installed it on my PC and loving it..for some time...and it was like 5 years ago so wondering now if the changes it'd undergone were for good or bad..
     
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    I've never used it myself. People do love it though. I downloaded Sleipnir once & that is also Trident-based with a Mozilla plug-in that you have to load separately (which appears to be suspended at the moment). It looked OK but eventually I uninstalled it.
     
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    The upcoming Maxthon 3 has dual engines - WebKit and Trident. It uses the former by default.
     
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    I've been using Maxthon 2.X as a secondary browser for a long time. It was one of the first to offer its' own favorites sync service. It works very well - fast and stable - but it hasn't developed many extensions/plugins ala Firefox so it can't be customized very much. Maxthon 3 is coming - the betas look good, but version 2 has more functionality at this point.

    Edit: The latest version of Maxthon 3 is a Release Candidate build. It is still less configurable then Maxthon 2.0. For instance there are no tab management options. I hope they flesh out the GUI for the final.
     
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    That looks very promising. I am sort of tempted to give Maxthon a spin one day.
     
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    I keep using Max occasionally, when a true need arises, even if IE is badly tamed/scraped on my xp pro SP3 setup (I'm even used to say uninstalled), with the help of xpLite Pro.

    "Maxthon Classic" walking nice "on" IE6's rests here, with a wee bit added minimal feeling of security on its masterchef's skeleton, plus a good deal of new functionalities.

    Back then, I tried many other possible IE's drag queens before settling for her (and there was some pretty good candidates at that time, 3 years ago).

    For now, Maxthon would be my very first condition to continue to make a certain minimal use of IE6-7-8. I will see what I will be able to do with the newly rumored sculptural IE 9ht versioning to come, after first having an obligatory trial of it, evidently. Maybe they will also push out a upgrade version of xpLite Pro :doubt: , somewhere !
     
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    A new build of Maxthon 3 is available = 3.0.17.1000

    This version adds back many options that are available in Maxthon 2.X and makes the browser a lot more usable IMHO. Check it out here:

    http://www.maxthon.com/mx3/index.htm
     
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    I'm trying Maxthon right now, it's really impressive. I used to use it many years ago when it was called myie2.
     
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    Funny thing, I've yet to succeed in installing this thing,
    I hit the installer and...nothing happens!
     
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    Thanks JRViejo, I've just installed Maxthon portable. It's been a while since I've looked at Maxthon. Does anyone know if it has a reliable adblocker?
     
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    i hate the fact that it uses trident.
     
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    If you want security you don't want some 3rd party Chromium build. You want Chrome.
     
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    This build - 3.1.3.2000 has a new "reader" mode. It's similar to "Readability", where you click an icon when you're on a webpage and it strips out all the graphics to make it easy to read the text. It's great having this feature built in.
     
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