Disclaimer: I am not an Atom user. I would like to be able to provide Atom for classroom use.
Why does the Atom (Windows) installer completely ignore software industry standards? What about multi-user systems? Default settings that can be adjusted on a per-user basis? Centralized deployment? Having every user install it into their own profile is not a scalable solution. Desktop managers and sysadmins shouldn’t need to be experts in Atom and all it’s pieces in order to push it out to a collection of users/systems. The whole thing reeks of the classic problem of developers working on systems that don’t match the real world and then don’t understand why it doesn’t work for everyone else.