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renocz
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Dr Orca portable?

Hello! A good alternative to firefox is dr orca developped by the avant browsers team with gecko. The structure is similar to firefox so my question is to John T. Haller : could you make a launcher for dr orca??
Thank you very much!

Renaud, a french fan!

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Orca Browser

After a bit of research, I found Orca Browser. After installing it, it seems like a fairly competent browser.

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looks cool

Try to compress it and see how big it is.

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Closed source

It's a closed source browser. Changes are illegal.

Though I'm not sure how they can legally do that if it's based on Mozilla code.

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Gecko is triple-licensed under the GPL, LGPL and MPL, right?

I'm not sure, but doesn't the LGPL say that you can use covered code in a closed-source project as long as you allow the user of your program to use a different version of the LGPL code (i.e. you have to dynamically link to it)?

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Yes of course but a great

Yes of course but a great browser! I like firefox but my favourite browser is maxthon and it's not possible to have it portable so i try to find a good solution....
Thank you for your answer!

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Careful

Careful with Maxthon. It isn't a true browser... it just instantiates the copy of Internet Explorer on the local PC, so it is vulnerable to IE exploits. And we all know how secure IE is (21 unpatched vulnerabilities, 6 of which rated critical or worse). So, even if it were portable, you'd be at the mercy of the locally-installed IE instance and subject to any spyware infecting it.

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Agreed

I had Maxathon on my U3 drive when I first bought it.

I immediately deleted it when i used my drive at home then at work and found the Bookmarks/Favorites were simply those from the local IE.

Maxathon is more of an IE skin than a real browser.

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Maxthon Internet Browser

"Maxthon Internet Browser software is a powerful tabbed browser with a highly customizable interface. It is based on the Internet Explorer browser engine...."

That right there ought to have made it suspect! ;):P

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it is portable

I have never used it, but I checked PortableFreeware, and there it was:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=301

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