I have a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop that I use as my primary computer more often then not. When I got it I was disappointed that it didn't have a scroll section on the touch pad, cause I saw others with it and always thought it was a nice feature.
Low and behold, I had my finger over to the right of the touch pad and just realized that Ubuntu is setup to make that part of it a scroll section, regardless of the brand or default configuration. So now I can scroll fast without a mouse!
I just wish I had realized sooner. This will make browsing sooo mush easier. And I didn't need some POS extra app in my task bar to do it, like XP surely would have needed.
Thought I'd share my little moment of joy.