In Mossberg's review of the Ubuntu laptops, he pointed out a very annoying fact (remember, this was during 7.04's reign) - if you pressed down hard enough on the trackpad, you can accidentally open menus and other things you didn't intend on opening. Now, if you have an Ubuntu 7.10 laptop, check out the mouse prefs and you'll see a "Trackpad" tab.
I have moved my blog to Wordpress at theunixgeek.wordpress.com. I will still be checking back periodically on this one as well, though. 19 April 2009