How To Install Atom 0.108.0 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE And Other Ubuntu Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Atom is an open-source, multi-platform text editor developed by GitHub, having a simple and intuitive graphical user interface and a bunch of interesting features for writting: CSS, HTML, JavaScript and other web programming languages. Among others, it has support for macros, auto-completion a split screen feature and it integrates with the file manager.

The latest version available is Atom 0.108.0 has been recently released, coming with a few changes only. From the changelog:

  • Fixed an issue with the YAML colorization being incorrect for nested keys.
  • Added a apm install –check command that compiles a sample native module to verify the installed build toolchain can compile modules with C/C++ code.
  • apm install no longer requires Visual Studio to be installed on Windows. Packages will dependencies on modules with native code will still fail to install though if Visual Studio isn’t installed locally.
  • The output of apm -v now includes the installed versions of Git, Visual Studio, and Python.
  • script/build now supports a –install-dir option to configure where to install Atom to.
  • script/bootstrap now supports a –no-quiet option to output the full error messages when installing modules.

While the previous versions of Atom had support only for 64 bit (amd64) systems, the latest Atom builds now work on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.

how to install Atom 0.108.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, LXLE 14.04, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Atom 0.108.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, LXLE 14.04, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Atom 0.108.0 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Peppermint, LXLE systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the atom package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install atom

Optional, to remove atom, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove atom

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