An early look at Chrome OS

Chrome OS notebooks won't ship until 2011, but CNET did get a look at some of the new operating system's features. For a glimpse of what's to come in Chrome OS, check out our slideshow.

Although you can download beta, unbranded versions of Google's nascent operating system now, Chrome OS won't be ready for mainstream use until the middle of 2011. That doesn't mean we can't show you some of what to expect. Check out this gallery for an early look at the cloud-based operating system.