Atom a hackable text editor for the 21st Century as we are told on the official site where you can download .deb or .rpm packages and read more information about it.

Some editor features:

  • Tweak its UI with CSS and add new features with HTML or Javascript
  • Node.js integration
  • Cross-platform support: Windows, Linux, and OS X.
  • A built-in package manager
  • Smart autocompletion
  • Split Atom interface into multiple panes
  • File system browser
  • Find and replace
  • Support themes

Install Atom in Ubuntu 16.04 (both 32&64bit) via PPA:

1. Add PPA

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

2. Update system package index via command:

sudo apt update

3.Install Atom editor via command:

sudo apt install atom

For remove Atom text editor use Synaptic Package Manager or just run apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove --purge atom