Google’s working on a browser. It’s called Chrome. It was first released as a beta last year and has already hit version 2 for Windows though no stable versions for OS X or Linux have been released.

More recent is Google’s announcement that they’re creating an open-source operating system, also called Chrome. It’ll run on x86 and ARM processors. I gather the idea is that it will be tailored to an Internet-centric computer user with requirements light enough that it will happily run on netbooks. Google claims it will be available for use in the second half of next year.

So am I all excited and chomping at the bit to get it? Not by a long shot. If there are any features compelling enough for me to want to use the operating system, it’ll run comfortably in a virtual machine.