Install Atom editor 1.22.0 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS / Fedora

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of 1.22.0 in Ubuntu 16.04 / LinuxMint 18 / CentOS 7 and Fedora 26

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 on 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 1.22.0 and recently released with the list of the changes
  • Made a significant performance improvement fetching git status.
  • Added a setting to highlight the line number in the gutter when matching brackets.
  • Markdown preview panes no longer reset their scroll position to the top when the source is saved.
  • Added a setting for maximum line length before soft wrapping is enforced.
  • Numerous bug fixes to bundled language grammar packages.
  • Changed autocomplete-plus default provider to compute suggestions natively and on a separate thread.

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 1.22.0
sudo apt-get install atom
Via deb file
wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.22.0/atom-amd64.deb
dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb

For CentOS / RHEL / Fedora

wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.22.0/atom.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ivh atom.x86_64.rpm

For uninstallation on Ubuntu

Just run the below command to do this
sudo apt-get remove atom
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