@PerfectPhase: It should be possible to enable it on most systems that have a remotely up to date synaptics touch pad

See: http://www.mydigitallife.info/enable-multi-touch-gesture-finger-scroll-momentum-and-chiralmotion-on-synaptics-touchpad-in-windows-7vistaxpserver/

, wastingtime​withforums wrote

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Actually, it's Windows 8 that is hipster. Well, whatever you may think about W8 - there's something wrong with an OS if it provokes such reactions. The contempt it generates is far beyond Vista.

He said himself, he's a freelancer who needs to sell his article to put bread on the table. That might go some way towards explaining his "reaction".