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    Darter Ultra?

    I'm sorry if this is old news, but where has the Darter Ultra gone? I did a quick Google Search and searched these forums and couldn't find anything obvious about it. Has it been discontinued or something? It says "Product not found!" on its page and the laptops page no longer links to it. Again, sorry if I've missed something.

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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    The DarU2 is has officially been discontinued.
    Don't ask what's going to replace it. R&D won't tell me.
    That's usually a good sign.
    To err is human, to forgive is very ... dog-like.

    Thomas Aaron
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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomasaaron View Post
    Don't ask what's going to replace it. R&D won't tell me.
    That probably means they think you "leak." That's kinda funny.

    It's really very kind of them not to tell you since you are pretty much the customer-facing side of System76. Actually, it relieves you of the problem of having to lie to us.

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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    How about the MSI Wind, the 10 inch screen & 5 hour battery life would sure make for a good portable.

    jdb

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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomasaaron View Post
    The DarU2 is has officially been discontinued.
    Don't ask what's going to replace it. R&D won't tell me.
    That's usually a good sign.
    Hi,

    Couple of questions on this:

    1. Will there be any support problems with the DarU2 after it's descontinued ?
    2. For how long will it be supported by the System76 driver ?

    Idan.

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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    Given the increasing problems with Linux support for the ACPI system on the daru2/darter ultra in Gutsy and Hardy, I think this retirement was overdue. But you still need to get those problems resolved. Not having software suspend is a big deal, as discussed in previous threads:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=764970

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=772722

    Thanks for your efforts and workarounds to date - I know this has been a hugely frustrating hassle for you also....

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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    That probably means they think you "leak." That's kinda funny.
    Or they told me to say that to build anticipation for something really special??

    1. Will there be any support problems with the DarU2 after it's descontinued ?
    Nope. We'll continue to support it, just like we do the DarU1.

    2. For how long will it be supported by the System76 driver ?
    As long as there are DarU2's alive in the field.
    To err is human, to forgive is very ... dog-like.

    Thomas Aaron
    FetchMasters, LLC

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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    Could we be looking at an Ultraportable/Subnotebook PC??? I have been seeing a lot of those lately, seems like they are getting pretty popular.

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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomasaaron View Post
    The DarU2 is has officially been discontinued.
    Don't ask what's going to replace it. R&D won't tell me.
    That's usually a good sign.
    Is there any kind of timeframe for when something could potentially be available? I finally convinced myself to buy a new laptop, but now I'm not sure if I should wait and see what the new one is.

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    Re: Darter Ultra?

    I have an interest in the Darter's replacement.

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