Atom – Hackable and highly customizable Text Editor

Powerful Text Editor made for the 21st Century

Atom is a free, and open-source application that has been designed from scratch to act as a hackable text editor and programmer’s editor software. The main intent with which it is built is to help developer to write code easily. It has a feature-rich and highly customizable user interface.

Atom is the hackable text editor for the 21st century!

Atom is cross-platform and built on the Electron framework, which is an open-source developer suite comprising of latest web technologies including HTML5, CSS, Node.js, and JavaScript.

Features of Atom Text Editor

  • Cross-platform software – meaning you can use it on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X
  • FOSS – Free and Open Source Software
  • Smart autocompletion helps you write code faster than ever before
  • Built-in file system browser
  • Find and replace feature
  • Highly customizable
  • 2000+ packages (plugins) to extend its capability

Installing Atom

Get the latest Atom binaries from official webpage.

On Ubuntu and derivatives:

Atom is packaged in .deb binary. You can simply download the binary, and double-click on it to install it.

On Fedora and derivatives:

Atom is packaged in .rpm binary. You can simply download the binary, and double-click on it to install it.

Kiran Kumar
Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of I'm an avid Linux lover and enjoy hands-on with new promising distros. Currently, I'm using Ubuntu as a daily driver and run several other distros such as Fedora, Solus, Manjaro, Debian, and some new ones on my test PC and virtual machines. I have a day job as an Engineer, and this website is one of my favorite past time activities especially during Winter ;). When I'm not writing for FOSSLinux, I'm seen biking and hiking on scenic trails. Hope you enjoy using this website as much as I do writing for it. Feedback from readers is something that inspires me to do more, and spread Linux love!. If you find a time, drop me an email or feedback from the 'Contact' page. Or simply leave a comment below if you found this article useful. Have a good day!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




How to create a bootable CentOS Live USB drive on Windows

create centOS Live USB drive
CentOS ISO downloads are available in two different variations - Minimal ISO and DVD ISO. So what are these? In this guide, you will know how to create a CentOS Live USB drive that can also be used to install CentOS.
In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the best PDF editors and tools out there in 2019 that are available for Linux platforms. The editors are going to be judged on the basis of their functionalities, portability, ease of installation, price, and convenience.
best apps for ubuntu
OK, this one is going to be a long one, so grab a cup of coffee and scroll through the best apps that we think are must-have for your Ubuntu PC. We have hand-picked each one of these considering the most common categories that suit an average Linux user.