How to install ATOM text editor in Ubuntu and Windows

Atom is hackable, modern and open-source text editor available for Linux, Windows and MacOS and developed by GitHub. ATOM is based on Electron written in CoffeeScript and Less using Chromium and Node.js.

Atom has built-in package-manager, in-built Git integration and can be used as IDE(Integrated Development Environment).

In this article, I will explain you on how to install Atom Text Editor on your Linux or Windows operating system.

Install on Linux

There are many ways to install Atom Text Editor in Linux operating system. So we have mentioned some of the easy ways. You can install it by anyone of them.

From Software center

Many linux operating system comes with Software repository application like Ubuntu has its own Ubuntu Softwares. This is the easiest way to install Atom Text Editor. For that, first open Software application from the menu.

Then search for Atom text. then go to software and click install button.

It will directly install Atom Text Editor. After installation complete, search for Atom and open it.

From the Terminal

This is also easy way to install Atom. First search and open Terminal from the menu. Now run the bellow command to install Atom Text Editor according to your Linux Desktop Environment.


wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] any main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install atom


sudo rpm --import
sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[Atom]\nname=Atom Editor\nbaseurl=\$basearch\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=0\nrepo_gpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=" > /etc/yum.repos.d/atom.repo'
sudo dnf install atom


sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[Atom]\nname=Atom Editor\nbaseurl=\$basearch\nenabled=1\ntype=rpm-md\ngpgcheck=0\nrepo_gpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=" > /etc/zypp/repos.d/atom.repo'
sudo zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh
sudo zypper install atom

Download and install from .deb/.rpm file

This is interesting method to install Atom Text Editor. For that, first download installation files from Website in the Terminal with bellow command.


sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb
sudo apt-get -f install


sudo yum install -y atom.x86_64.rpm


sudo zypper in -y atom.x86_64.rpm

Install on Windows

In Windows operating system, Generally, you can go to Atom and you should see a download button as shown here:

Or download suitable .exe file from the GitHub. Then open File Explorer and open downloaded file. It will may take some time.


Atom Text Editor is fantstic and modern text editor and supports 700+ themes and and has 2000+ packages to install and customise. If you are software developers, then we recommend you to give a try Atom. Though it is bit slower than lightweight editor but it also features to many features. What is your opinion on Atom? Just write it in the bellow comment section. Thank you.