Apr 30, 2013

An Impressive Web-based App for Photos Editing

Picozu is an impressive web-based image editing app that offers dozes of filters and image effects, support Photoshop layers and is completely free.

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Share any Email Message in Gmail with the Outside World

With Scope, you can view the formatted HTML source of any message inside Gmail, it cleans them up removing the unnecessary style tags and you can publish the message as a public web page.

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Get Nautilus 3.4 Features Back In Ubuntu 13.04 With SolusOS Patched Nautilus

Ubuntu 13.04 uses Nautilus 3.6 by default, for which some features that were available in Nautilus 3.4 are no longer available, such as the dual pane view, sidebar tree view and more.

If you want these features back in Ubuntu 13.04, a proper appmenu for Nautilus along with other features / options such as:

  • customizable toolbar with back / forward buttons on the left: you can add or remove the up, refresh, home, computer and search icons and you can also add the old location / path bar toggle button which was removed from Nautilus starting with version 2.30;

  • unified toolbar that spreads across the whole window width unlike in the original Nautilus 3.4 (also, only one toolbar is used when using the extra pane (F3) feature);

  • other minor features like displaying the icons in the pathbar for Documents, Downloads, etc.

... you can install the patched SolusOS Nautilus 3.4 which I've uploaded today in the WebUpd8 Experiments PPA for Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail). This patched Nautilus is also available for Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 in the same PPA, as you probably already know.

The Nautilus 3.4 package in the WebUpd8 Experiments PPA also comes with all the patches from Ubuntu (12.10) so features such as the built-in Unity quicklists should continue to work (as opposed to Nemo for instance, a Nautilus 3.4 fork that has a very nice set of features as well).

Install the (SolusOS) patched Nautilus 3.4 in Ubuntu

Note: if you're using the GNOME 3 PPA, you have Nautilus 3.8 so the instructions below won't work! This is only for those who are using the official Nautilus 3.6 packages from the Ubuntu 13.04 (or 12.10 and 12.04) repositories.

To install the patched Nautilus 3.4 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (it's also available for Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04), use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/experiments
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
killall nautilus

(it seems "nautilus -q" doesn't always work if you've upgraded / downgraded Nautilus)

That's it! Now open Nautilus and you should have the SoluOS patched Nautilus 3.4.

By default, you'll get a Computer icon on the desktop. If you don't want this, use the following command:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop computer-icon-visible false

Reverting the changes

If you want to remove the patched Nautilus 3.4 and go back to the Nautilus version you were using before adding our PPA, use the following commands to purge the WebUpd8 Experiments PPA:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:webupd8team/experiments
killall nautilus

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Memory Usage Test to See Which is the Lightest Antivirus Software

One of the most common things users do to try and keep their computer running as smooth as possible, is keep control over which programs start with Windows. Having just a few memory or processor hungry programs loading into the system tray on boot can have an adverse affect on the performance of your computer. One of the most common applications that will load with Windows and stay resident in the background while the system is on, will be your chosen antivirus software. Have you ever wondered which are the lightest antivirus packages available and which ones don’t do so well on memory usage?

It’s maybe not such a major issue for newer computers these days having an antivirus which isn’t especially memory efficient because they often come equipped with 4GB or more of RAM. But if your computer isn’t the latest and greatest, using a package which might possibly be eating hundreds of Megabytes of system memory could slow your computer down considerably at inopportune moments. To find out just how much memory gets used by running antivirus software, we’ve decided to gather together a mixture of 25 popular commercial and free antivirus packages to see how they perform.

How We Tested

As you might expect, testing an antivirus product for its memory usage is certainly not an exact science because the program is never standing still and nearly always doing something in the background. A problem with taking memory readings is there are several different numbers you can look at. The two memory readings we paid most attention to were “Working Set” and “Private Working Set” (WS Private), which do two things:

  • Working Set – This is the amount of memory used by the process PLUS the amount of memory that is shared with other processes. As such, this value isn’t truly accurate because shared memory can be double counted due to the same resource being registered in multiple processes. It does though represent the maximum amount of non virtual memory in use by the process. This is the default memory column in the Windows XP Task Manager.

  • Private Working Set – Is similar to Working Set, but excludes the shared memory. This is only the the amount of memory in use by the process itself and isn’t shared among other processes. Private Working Set is perhaps a more accurate indication of how much physical memory the process itself is using, and is also the default memory column for Task Manager in Windows Vista/7/8.

process explorer working set ws private

We decided to approach this task by gathering memory readings over a period of time. 10 readings were taken for each product at 30 second intervals, totaling 5 minutes of monitoring during idle and another 5 minutes while running a scan. The average score was then taken for each antivirus with all processes created by the application added together. All antivirus software was fully updated before testing using windows 7 32-bit, and the memory readings were taken using Sysinternals Process Explorer.

Below are the results for each antivirus package along with the average Working Set and Private Working Set scores in Kilobytes (KB) while idle and during a scan. The software is in reverse order with the heaviest Private Working Set usage for idle and scan combined listed first, going down to the lowest score and most efficient. If you want to jump straight to the list of results to see how your antivirus got on, they are at the bottom of page 2.

25. ZoneAlarm Free AnitVirus + Firewall

ZoneAlarm memory usage

Number of Processes: 4

Processes Monitored: ISWSVC.exe, vsmon.exe, zatray.exe, ForceField.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 223,260

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 191,472

Scan Working Set (KB): 287,443

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 226,222

24. Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.2

sophos memory usage

Number of Processes: 7

Processes Monitored: swi_service.exe, SavService.exe, SAVAdminService.exe, ALsvc.exe, ALMon.exe, SavProgress.exe, SavMain.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 216,482

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 192,436

Scan Working Set (KB): 467,817

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 198,452

23. Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft Anti-Malware memory usage

Number of Processes: 3

Processes Monitored: a2guard.exe, a2service.exe, a2start.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 131,158

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 125,337

Scan Working Set (KB): 251,945

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 240,770

22. Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2013

quick heal memory

Number of Processes: 8


Idle Working Set (KB): 99,090

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 66,134

Scan Working Set (KB): 273,984

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 227,424

21. McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013

mcafee antivirus memory usage

Number of Processes: 9

Processes Monitored: McAPExe.exe, mcinfo.exe, mcods.exe, McSACore.exe, mcshield.exe, McSvHost.exe, mcsvrcnt.exe, McUICnt.exe, mfefire.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 142,375

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 103,518

Scan Working Set (KB): 239,500

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 184,214

20. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

ad-aware antivirus memory usage

Number of Processes: 4

Processes Monitored: SBAMSvc.exe, adawarebp.exe, AdAware.exe, AdAwareService.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 162,540

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 118,728

Scan Working Set (KB): 189,223

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 144,394

19. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

bitdefender free memory usage

Number of Processes: 2

Processes Monitored: gziface.exe, gzserv.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 115,559

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 91,742

Scan Working Set (KB): 135,836

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 115,795

18. Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus + 6.0.1215

trend micro titanium memory usage

Number of Processes: 6

Processes Monitored: uiWatchDog.exe, uiSeAgnt.exe, coreServiceShell.exe, coreFrameworkHost.exe, AMSP_LogServer.exe, WSCStatusController.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 102,208

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 72,754

Scan Working Set (KB): 161,926

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 130,022

17. Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free memory usage

Number of Processes: 6

Processes Monitored: avgnt.exe, avguard.exe, avshadow.exe, avwebgrd.exe, sched.exe, avscan.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 63,754

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 41,138

Scan Working Set (KB): 199,264

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 157,750

16. VIPRE Antivirus 2013

vipre antivirus memory usage

Number of Processes: 3

Processes Monitored: SBAMSvc.exe, SBAMTray.exe, SBPIMSvc.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 114,098

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 91,981

Scan Working Set (KB): 134,488

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 104,936

15. NANO Antivirus Free

nano antivirus memory usage

Number of Processes: 2

Processes Monitored: nanosvc.exe, nanoav.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 176,141

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 53,846

Scan Working Set (KB): 287,284

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 131,201

14. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6.0.316.0

ESET NOD32 memory usage

Number of Processes: 2

Processes Monitored: egui.exe, ekrn.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 93,616

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 76,441

Scan Working Set (KB): 103,244

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 82,913

13. Dr.Web Anti-virus

dr.web memory usage

Number of Processes: 6

Processes Monitored: dwarkdaemon.exe, dwengine.exe, dwnetfilter.exe, dwscanner.exe, dwservice.exe, spideragent.exe

Idle Working Set (KB): 92,006

Idle Private Working Set (KB): 66,822

Scan Working Set (KB): 117,973

Scan Private Working Set (KB): 90,430

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Download Lightworks Linux Public Beta [Professional Video Editor]

Lightworks, a professional video editing and mastering software, is finally available for Linux, as a public beta.

Lightworks has been used in renowned Oscar and Emmy Award award-winning films, including The King's Speech, The Departed, Mission Impossible, Pulp Fiction or Braveheart.

Lightworks Beta for Linux has only been tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10, Mint 13 and 14 and Lubuntu 13.04. There are some unofficial Fedora rpm files but this is not an officially supported distribution. Also, there's a pretty big list of known issues and limitations for now, including:

  • support for only Nvidia and ATI graphics;

  • 64bit builds only;

  • no AVI and H.264 MOV export option;

  • AVI files may play back incorrectly with black flashing frames and there might be no audio for some uncompressed AVI files;

  • PNG Image Sequences are slow to export

  • the record tool, playout tool will not be available in the current Linux Beta build of Lightworks. They will be added in a future Linux Beta build;

  • no SDI or Firewire support;

  • more.

You can take a look at all these known issues on the Lightworks Beta for Linux downloads page.

Lightworks is free to use, but if you want extra codecs and support, you need to purchase a $60/year PRO license.

To be able to download Lightworks Beta for Linux, you need to register and agree to the Terms and Conditions:

Submit feedback or bug reports for the Linux beta, HERE.

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