Thanks to the guys over at GDGT, I now have Google Chrome OS running in a VMware virtual machine. As you can see from the screens below, it’s really just Google Chrome with a couple of extra icons.
In the top right, there’s control for Power Management, Networking (wifi or wireless) and essentially Chrome options menu.
It did take some configuring to get networking happening, so the first attempt wasn’t exactly successful.
If your thinking you want to check this out yourself.. you don’t. The experience even with a well resourced VM is not a nice one. For now just be content with the Google Chrome browser.