I’m not quite sure what prompted Google’s Chrome OS briefing yesterday, as we could be up to a year away from retail delivery of their Linux-based cloudbooks. It’s also a bit puzzling that Google would simultaneously pursue two distinct mobile operating systems. (see Android) However, I was looking for a project at 4AM and fired up a very early developer build of Chromium in VMWare Fusion (video above). If you’d also like to poke around with the browser-centric OS, head on over to GDGT for the VMWare or VirtualBox image. And to learn more of what we know and don’t know about Chrome OS, head on over to Technologizer.