I quite suddenly started having a problem with accessing hotmail with Firefox the other day--precipitated by no changes I made in either Firefox or my laptop. I would enter my password (correctly, no CapsLock on or anything of the sort) and just get a message that the password was incorrect. I briefly feared someone had hacked into my account and changed the password, but no--another hotmail account also didn't work, and both worked fine in Internet Explorer. I searched for any answers, but none of the suggestions I found matched the problems I was having.
I spent the weekend putting up with IE for my email and using Firefox for everything else, but I didn't like it. Only this morning did I remember that Chrome even exists--news of its release had passed in one ear and out the other. I installed it, though, and I like it so far. I'm still using Firefox for this and all the various free fiction I had open in tabs already (that I save every night and slowly chip away...much more slowly than new stories come out...). But I could see myself doing more and more over there. I haven't tried to really test out how it does at different things, but for email at least it's been very good.