For some uses, it works great
but for people that are content creators (not content consumers like most school age children are) W8 doesn't cut it. Not to mention, schools aren't filled with a bunch of change adverse people that have been using a product that has been functionally the same for almost 20 years. A kid can probably pick it up no problem, but companies have to spend money to train people, lose all productivity while they are in training, plus the loss of productivity until everyone is proficient at the new way of working.
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