I switched over to IE7 today to have a play, but in doing so, I researched a bit more about Maxthon, which has been, for the last year, my browser of choice.
In doing so, I learned that Maxthon is from a Beijing-based outﬁt that is keen to provide freedom to Chinese users, who normally have to put up with state censorship.
Stefanie Olsen in CNetnews.com wrote:
Maxthon, a browser made by a tiny Beijing company of the same name, has attracted millions of users in China for functionality that can funnel trafﬁc through a Web proxy and circumvent government controls on information in search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Baidu.com and other popular sites or Internet service providers in that country.
I think it’s a heroic effort, because these folks are taking quite a risk in even making the browser. And I’m very happy to hear how it’s nearing 70 million downloads as well.
As I wrote earlier in the year, I prefer it to Firefox. Firefox will get users as an efﬁcient browser made independently, but somehow I would think Maxthon’s aim of giving freedom to a country that is denied it is a very appealing marketing proposition. Word hasn’t got out in as big a way, but I hope that once people learn of the social aspect of the Chinese browser, and its overall stability, that Maxthon will get more converts. Posted by Jack Yan, 04:29
I just downloaded it and trying it out. Thanks for the heads up.Post a Comment
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