I'm normally a fairly patient person, but it's been tough these past couple of days and i'm sure this coming week won't be any different as I get the paperwork squared away, but damnit, I *will* have a PowerBook in my possesion within a week.
I dare to be ambitous and say i'd like to take a stab at hacking up the touchpad driver to implement, possibly, a half-ass right-click functionality. I'm pretty sure that portion is open source, if not, i'm pretty sure x,y,etc information is available and it'd be possible to send some kind of interrupt that triggers the right-click action when they x/y is in a certain region. Seems to be the biggest complaint about Apple laptops (desktops even) is that they have one mouse button. I've never had a problem with my powermac because i've always used the same mouse i've always used, a logitech optical wheel mouse, which OS X (and most apps) are very supportive of, but with, things might be diferent since i won't always have an external mouse avail. If that doesn't work out, i might have to map another key to it, who knows. If i could pull this off (which would take a miracle), i'd probably BSDify it and ask for donations, as it seems like such functionality is what everyone is looking for. It boggles my mind that Apple hasn't at least made such functionality optional.
I'd like to say that with the ability to right-click without control-clicking many people will have one less reason to bitch at Apple for, but those people will just find something else to complain about and find another reason not to buy an Apple computer.
I just need to find time from my horrendously busy schedule to not only implement this but to learn how to do it first, which will be fun and interesting, hopefully.