Regardless of past lapses of judgement when it came to IE, MS has more or less brought its browser up to speed with the alternatives.
That being said, I hate how the Chrome browser forces all actions to be completed within the browser as opposed to the traditional system dialog. Like how if you want to open a downloaded file or print a file, it's through the chrome tab by default. Yes, you can click on the "use system dialog" button once you initiate the action, but it's a pain in the butt and entirely unnecessary (not to mention the vast lack of options within the default chrome dialog, such as printer setup and whatnot). But I understand--they want to box the user up within the browser, and get them accustomed to the chrome interface and less accustomed to the traditional windows interface, so that way when Google's OS goes viral, people will have been somewhat brainwashed already.
Also, the common touting of Chrome being less of a memory hog than FF is much more overrated and overstated--they're both memory hogs.
Originally Posted by arbalest
...not needed unless you actually need it for something.