They have launched a new version of Live Hotmail service which features an updated user interface.

The service works fine on the Windows platform on popular alternative browsers like Firefox and Chrome.

However, users of Linux operating system are reporting that the service just does not work well on their systems.

Making a new account is also not possible as the service reports an error asking for a browser upgrade.

The funny thing is that the service works well on the same web browser editions on Windows.

We checked the new Hotmail on Opera on Windows Vista. It works surprisingly well!