I mean this as a concrete question about what configuration is becoming standard, not a place for opinions about which feels better.
The question is about what direction the screen scrolls, up or down, when a user does a "scroll" on their trackpad by using a two-finger gesture DOWNWARD. (For now ignore the question of that "right edge of the trackpad zone" that is sometimes used for up/down scrolling.)
(1) When I first learned trackpad gestures on a mac, a two-finger swipe downward on the trackpad scrolled the page so that the entire page slid downward (therefore bringing into view the higher-up content of the page that had been out of view.)
(2) But now I have a new samsung windows 7 laptop, and it is running a trackpad and driver called ELAN Smart-pad. On this, a two-finger swipe downward on the trackpad does the opposite. It scrolls the page so that it slides upward (bringing into view lower down content of the page that had been out of view.) [I think the designers might have decided that this would echo the motion that you make on a mouse click-wheel, which has always had its scrolling work in that manner. And I think the clickwheel up-down behavior has never been controversial or switchable. But I do not of course think that the trackpad must mirror that motion.]
Frankly, I believe method (1) is better. But I realize that I can train myself to get used to either, and I wanted to get on the right method now and just take the steps to configure my devices consistently, rather than swim back and forth in confusion.
The question: Is one of these standards "winning" or part of a more respected method?