I've been using Marmaduke's builds for years now and they usually work perfectly (some issue might arise with some not yet updated extensions, that's all). Only downside for the "ungoogled" version: it may be delayed quite a lot (currently 2 months and there's no sign there'll be a new one sometime...) Marmaduke seems to have switched his preference to the "sync" version, lately, probably easier to build. Still the fastest browser around!
There's a great thing about Chromium, it's the easy use of profiles. You can have a main profile and another one dedicated to Facebook, etc. each one having the settings and extensions it needs.
It's still the fastest browser around, even if it has become slower since version 76, as some tests show.
I've seen a lot of people complaining about bugs in v80, so for the time being I'm staying at v79.
Chromium first wants access to my Keychain, then it connects to google without even having any browser window open. So much about Chromium being un-googlefied. No other browser acts like that, constantly trying to snoop and crawl and connect to services which you never wanted or used, trying to find and report anything that can be sold on the market for ads. For me anything google or chrome is just unacceptable. This is only on my harddisk for testing browser compatibility in webdevelopment. Sadly the Chromium people are obviously not able to get the spyware out of the code. Probably because there wouldnt be any code left.
This is great that FreeSMUG is offering those builds. THANK YOU! One problem though is that the updater no longer works and is automatically removed and then no longer operational. The website says "This build hasn't "Check for Updates…" command as building Sparkle update framework at 64 bit fail." Not sure, this should be solvable as sparkle is used in other 64bit applications. Hope they can find a solution for an update mechanism.
Chromium v68 won't run on OS 10.9, even if FreeSMUG's site still says "OS X 10.9 or late".
Other Chromium based browsers (such as Vivaldi) still run on 10.9, just because they're still using Chromium v67. ;-)