And also, why the hell do they still insist on having left and right button on the left and right side of the trackpad? It is horrible and erases the border between the two, unless the laptop manufacturer has made a dent in the surface or something. I must say I prefer the Apple solution to this - clicking with two fingers equals right click.
I'm pretty sure this is a driver issue, because on Linux I've been using two finger right-click and three finger middle-click for ages. (Since 2007 at least.) The Linux Synaptics drivers also have the zones option, but I never turn this on.
On a general news site, where people go for information, there's really little value in any "dynamic" discussion except to let us know the level of stupidity among the readers. If you don't believe me, go read the comments section of your local newspaper. Don't spend too much time doing that though, or you may become afraid to ever leave your house.
Actually, my local paper 'fixed' its comments section by only allowing subscribers to comment. They also added a 'report post' button that actually worked. Suddenly, trolls couldn't get 30 accounts, and the comments became much cleaner. Unfortunately, most of the frequent commenters were trolls, so many stories only get one or two comments.
I've seen it mar pistons and cylinder walls before. (A valve broke off and they tried to restart the engine. I guess you could still do a rebuild but it's going to cost more than a new engine.)
Anyways, my point was that people do the minimum they can until it bites them in the ass. I was voicing my support for the fine.
Of course, the problem here is that people don't feel they should pay for anything to do with a computer other than the price-tag they see when they go to BestBuy. They'll scream blue-murder if they're told that they actually have a responsibility, both financially and in how they operate their machine. Most people want to treat a computer the way they do their microwave oven, buy it, and if it breaks, replace it, but never, ever have to spend any time or money on maintenance.
To be honest, most people expect their cars to work in the same way. I can't count the number of times I've seen perfectly good engines ruined when the timing belt snapped because the owner hadn't had it changed at the proper time. Most people think oil changes are all a car should ever need.
This had a V8 and more room than a tiny subcompact.
"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman