FireFox Release 220.127.116.11 for Windows, English.
You, like me, were excited to upgrade to the FireFox 2.0 browser last week. You installed it, and then you quickly found out that it freezes up regularly. For me, it’s so regular that I’ve been forced to make a decision–install the older version of Firefox, or switch to IE. Since I liked the latest build, namely FireFox 18.104.22.168, I decided to switch back to it. It took me a while to find the file, but find it I did, and the direct link to download the English version for Windows XP is above.
In case you’re wondering whether you can run the older and new versions of FireFox at the same time, the answer is that yes, apparently so. I simply left 2.0 where it is, and when I reinstalled 22.214.171.124 I created a directory called “FireFox Old” and stuck it in there. Up came the older, more reliable, more stable version of FireFox. And lo and behold, when I went to open 2.0 at the same time it worked fine. There were some messages about choosing a default browser and an extension manager popped up at one point, but that’s all I had to deal with.
I’m excited to use FireFox 2.0.1 when it comes out, which I hope will be soon, because I liked some of the features I got to use temporarily in FireFox 2.0, but the issue of it crashing, freezing up, and otherwise stalling was more than I could deal with.
I’m guessing that FireFox released 2.0 in response to IE 7.0, but I’m thinking they should have waited a week or two and worked out the bugs first.