Google Chrome engineers have revealed that they're working on a 64-bit version of the company's browser. However, it'll intiially just be headed to Linux, not OSX or Windows.

Dean McNamee made the announcement on the Chromium-dev mailing list, and shared instructions for programmers to build 64-bit Chromium.

64-bit browsers can benefit from more memory, extra strorage space and faster processing, but it often doesn't run appreciably faster, so they haven't taken off in a big way, despite most consumers having 64-bit processors. In addition, most plugins are programmed in 32-bit and have difficulty running in 64-bit browsers.

A release shouldn't be too far away, so Chrome fans on Linux can sit tight, safe in the knowledge that the full power of their 64-bit processors will soon be unlocked for use with the browser.