Tuesday September 28th, 1999
4.7 is out and available and available for download here. Get it while it's hot.
IMO, they need to release "new versions" of 4.x for two reasons; (a) to keep in the public eye so that everyone doesn't forget about them ("Netscape? Didn't they used to make browsers before we had IE?"), and (b) to keep their existing users happy so that yet more don't abandon ship for IE [hence bugfixes and possible speed improvements].
They also, obviously, release for reason (c) - chance to increase advertising revenue, keep partners happy, etc., by foisting crappy new buttons on the poor users.
By the way, I like 4.7, on initial examination: there was one situation in which 4.61 would very regularly crash (opening numerous windows on Wired News stories) and 4.7 hasn't done yet, so I have hopes that they fixed that one.