Re: Windows 10: Babies, Dogs and Baby Seals
I have! And I'm a fan so far.
I can't really speak to 8 because I've had so little experience using it (and when I did, it was on a touchscreen so the changes didn't bother me), but Windows 10 does include the same live tiles. They're just tucked into the Start menu. The entire desktop interface is more like Windows 7 - you have your primary screen with a background image, where you can pin apps, and a taskbar on the bottom. The Start menu is back in the bottom left-hand corner of the taskbar, next to Cortana. Click the Windows icon and you'll see the live tiles, but on the left-hand side there's a written list of most-used apps and access to settings, etc. So you can use the tiles if you're on a touchscreen or prefer them, but you don't have to.
Tablet mode is more reminiscent of Windows 8 because the Start menu goes full-screen and it's just tiles. But you don't have to be in tablet mode if you dont want to; you can stay in desktop mode.