Today, we are happy to announce that Atom is now available on Windows. This is an alpha release that supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The best way to install Atom on Windows is by installing chocolatey and then running:
This will install Atom, add the
apm commands to your
shortcuts on the desktop and in the start menu, and also add an Open with Atom
context menu in the Explorer.
You can then update to the latest Atom release in the future by simply running:
If you haven't used chocolatey before, this is the perfect chance to start. It is similar to Homebrew on Mac OS X or apt-get on Ubuntu. It allows you to easily discover, install, and update applications from the command line and there are already over 1,900 packages in the registry.
If you have any problems installing Atom using chocolatey, please open up an issue on the atom/chocolatey repository. A special thanks goes out to @bradgearon who started the initial Atom Chocolatey package.
If you just want to download a
.zip of the latest Atom release, that is now
available from atom.io and the Atom releases page.
Atom on Windows does not currently auto-update so you will need to download new
versions manually. Going forward we plan on adding an auto-updater that works
the same as the Mac version.
We would love to hear what you think about Atom on Windows. We want it to feel like a true Windows app so please let us know about anything that feels out of place such as themes, fonts, keybindings, performance issues, or any missing native integrations. Please don't hesitate to open up issues on atom/atom with your feedback.