Atom text editor from Github

Atom is a configurable programmer’s text editor from the internal development team at GitHub. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Atom is available for a bunch of different platforms including Windows and Linux. The rpm package installs without error on Fedora 20 and 21. There is no binary package for FreeBSD, but there are instructions for building it from source both on that platform and OS X.

The software does come with a plugin that uses Google Analytics (metrics) to gather usage statistics, as well as a feedback (feedback)and bug reporting tool (exception-reporting). These can be disabled by going to Settings… Packages… Core Packages… and pressing the Disable button alongside each package you want to disable.

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My name is Phil Lembo. In my day job I’m an enterprise IT architect for a leading distribution and services company. The rest of my time I try to maintain a semi-normal family life in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC. E-mail me at philipATlembobrothersDOTcom. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and not those of my employers, past, present or future (except where I quote others, who will need to accept responsibility for their own rants).