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Atom Text Editor Fedora

I'm sure many Atom users already know this, but I didn't get to write an article about it, so here's a quick update: the Atom developers have started providing 64bit DEB packages for more than a month. Also, 4 days ago, they added official 64bit RPM packages.

Of course, this doesn't mean I'll stop maintaining Atom in the WebUpd8 Ubuntu Atom PPA - that's still useful because it makes it easier to update Atom and also, because the PPA offers 32bit packages, which the Atom website doesn't provide for now.

For those not familiar with Atom, this is a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century" developed by GitHub, which is currently in beta. The text editor features Node.js integration, allowing you to seamlessly mix usage of Node and browser APIs. And of course, since it's developed by GitHub, it features built-in Git integration.

For more information about Atom, see THIS article (includes instructions for installing Atom in Ubuntu 32bit+64bit via the WebUpd8 Atom PPA).

thanks to Evante