In terms of look and even features, Atom resembles a lot like Sublime Text editor, a hugely popular cross platform but closed source text editor which is preferred by programmers. In fact, Atom is not the only upcoming text editor which is inspired by Sublime Text. Lime Text is an open source clone of Sublime Text under development.
Without further ado, let’s see how to install Atom editor in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.
Install Atom in Ubuntu and Linux Mint via PPA
Since it is in beta, there are no binaries for Linux by the time I write this article. But don’t worry. You don’t have to compile the code on your own (of course you can choose to do so, for your own pleasure). Thanks to Webupd8 team’s effort, we have a PPA that lest you easily install Atom editor in both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.
Open a terminal and use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install atom
That would be it. You can run Atom editor from Unity Dash in Ubuntu and application menu in Linux Mint.
Uninstall Atom from Ubuntu and Linux Mint
There could be plenty of reasons why you would like to remove Atom from your system. Being unstable could be one of the major reasons. Whatever may be your reason, here is how to uninstall Atom:
sudo apt-get remove atom sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:webupd8team/atom
This will remove Atom and the PPA repository. A good thing to do would be to run auto remove as well.
sudo apt-get autoremove
Your experience with Atom?
If you tried Atom, do share your experience with us. Do you think it has the potential to become your favorite text editor?