My brother is now a fairly long time Mac-user. I haven’t gone down that road (yet). Last night he was here and i showed him my Asus EEE (which is currently running Ubuntu 8.10).
“Cool” – he said. “It supports two-finger-scrolling”. I didn’t know, but he is right. Googling for it found me this. Apparently the touchpad is new enough in the Asus EEE to support two finger scrolling. Nice to find hidden coolness.