Excel xls spreadsheets no longer open from links in Firefox 3.6.8 for Mac OS 10.6.4

My website contains links to MS Excel xls documents. In the past, I have always been able to open those Excel docs from within Firefox. But after I got a new Mac Mini with Mac OS 10.6.4 and MS Office 2008, my links no longer worked on the Mac OS platform.

You need to use the command line switch -safe-mode in the Terminal to start Firefox 3.6 versions in Safe Mode.
The last Firefox version that runs on Mac OS X 10.4 is Firefox 3.6.28.
For an unofficial Firefox 17.0.5 ESR compatible version (TenFourFox) that runs on PowerPC Macs with OS X 10.4.11 or OS X 10.5.8 you can look at:

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