The Hotmail team listens to the feeback and acts upon it. Over the last few weeks they’ve rolled out fixes that resolved many of the issues; include the problems when using a larger text size, viewing favorite contacts and opening some messages. You also should be able to access Hotmail from Firefox on Linux just fine now.
Even more updates are coming up:
Our next update, in mid-December, will address how scrolling works. If you use a smaller screen resolution, you may have been seeing multiple scroll bars, like this:
But with the new fixes, you’ll soon see this instead:
Coming early next year, you’ll see yet another update, which will complete the transition to the new Hotmail. We’ll be changing the banner ad at the top of the page to a vertical ad on the right-hand side, which will allow you to see more messages and more of your personal folders on the screen at once.