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4.7 Out

Tuesday September 28th, 1999

4.7 is out and available and available for download here. Get it while it's hot.


#56 CNET's FUD

by Anon

Thursday September 30th, 1999 5:07 PM

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I just sent e-mail to the C|Net guy who authored the article explaining that the major improvements in 4.7 are actually the bug fixes (possibly one of the most stable 4.X releases so far) and the speed improvements. The "Netscape Radio" and "Shop@Netscape" things are *irrelevant* (they add no functionality to the browser at all - they're just built-in links to parts of Netscape's site !).

I also chided him for completely omitting to mention the 22 UNIX platforms that 4.7 has come out on (if you believed C|Net, you'd have thought it was only out on PCs and Macs) and also castigated him for failing to mention the Mozilla progress, pointing him to the nightly builds and the milestones page (beta = M13 - due out 2nd November).

Seems like these "journalists" just don't do any research - most of this was probably fed to him by a third-party and the lazy-arse just rephrased it and posted it up to news.com. Irresponsible considering the large readership the site has.