Install Atom editor 1.17.0 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS / Fedora

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of 1.17.0 in Ubuntu 16.04 / LinuxMint 18 / CentOS 7 and Fedora 25


Atom is a free, cross-platform, and open-source graphical software that has been designed to act as a hackable text editor and programmer's editor application that helps the developer to write code without too much hassle.

Atom editor is built in the Electron framework, that lets developers create modern desktop apps using state-of-the-art Web technologies like HTML5, CSS, Node.js, and JavaScript.
The latest version of Atom editor is 1.17.0 and recently released the list of below changes
  • Docks
  • Improved startup time
  • Fix for middle-mouse-button paste on Linux
  • Restore the Atom environment when adding project folders to a fresh window
  • Removal of jQuery from all bundled packages

Installation steps

For Ubuntu

Atom editor can be installed via unofficial PPA or by the deb file provided by ATOM.

Via unofficial PPA


Step 1: Add the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
Step 2: update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3 : Install the atom editor 1.17.0
sudo apt-get install atom

Via deb file

wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.17.0/atom-amd64.deb
dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb

For CentOS / RHEL / Fedora

wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.17.0/atom.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ivh atom.x86_64.rpm

For uninstallation on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove atom
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