Maxthon – something like Firefox on an IE “engine”

September 3, 2004 on 2:06 pm | In General, News | No Comments

Maxthon is a powerful web browser with a highly customizable interface. It is based on the Internet Explorer engine (your most likely current web browser) which means that what works in IE, works the same in Maxthon but with many additional efficient features … ” Interesting to me, after reading one of Franki’s posts on here saying a certain MicroSoft Employee uses Firefox, that employee supposedly says that is a mischaracterization in his blog (I have yet to figure out how we know who’s blog it is — oh now I get it I go here). He apparently now says he has a copy of FireFox running, but he does that only to keep tabs on the competition as it isn’t on his primary machine. The article I found where he supposedly explains further says he uses Maxthon. Well does that further help or hurt the case that Internet Explorer as released by MicroSoft isn’t all that? I myself usually run two or three browsers to compare the look of web pages in them. It makes sense he would do the same to keep up on the latest, but why Maxthon … because the stock version lacks useability features!


If I chose to use Internet Explorer, I guess going to Maxthon would add a lot of the features that I enjoy in FireFox, but would it improve my vulerability like using FireFox does. I don’t see anything in the features that suggest it has improved on the security issues. Maybe some of the plug-ins do, who knows? I think I’ll stick to FireFox despite discovering Maxthon (formerly myIE2).

An article on the misquote and correction is here.

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