Every once in a while I’ll logout of OS X and switch to KDE. Hey I’m a geek, so that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. But this makes me appreciate the guidelines on user interface that OS X employs and I always end up logged back in. When trying to get stuff done, mission accomplishment is the priority and how pretty your app comes second. Then, in a quick break, my mind says “Wow, that was easy to do” and then it hits me. It’s because of great interface design that makes productivity easy, and it isn’t until you see two apps that do the same thing side-by-side that it gets noticed.