But what does "anemic" mean? That Windows servers don't have much iron in them? It sounds like you are picking a line of related features and targeting them as a weak point. But if you are spending that much time remotely administering your servers, you are incompetent.
I agree anemic is a poor choice of word in this context. Inflexible might be better. However, calling someone incompetent because they would prefer to be emailed when an error appears in a log file than have to open the log file and look at it periodically, or whatever the alternative is on windows, is just rude.
For that matter, is there even an alternative such as "tail -f" or less with shift-F on windows?
So, you are apparently arguing from the perspective of an incompetent administrator. If you assume a competent administrator who wants the server to actually do something, rather than sit there being remotely administered 24/7, how does it do? Not that I'm arguing you are wrong or right, but that you didn't address server performance at all, and I still have no idea what "anemic" means in this sense. Given the same hardware it's "harder" to administer. That's unrelated to the actual performance. Install VNC to control the GUI on a Linux and Windows server and who's faster?
Again, here windows is inflexible. You *must* use the GUI, therefore you must be near a terminal with a large enough screen and fast enough network connection to draw those extraneous pixels. However, with a Linux box, that transient error appearing in my log file can be emailed to my smartphone while I'm watching my kid play football, and I can ssh onto the server from the phone and check whatever I need to check. If I happen to be at my desk, I can use VNC. My choice.
I'm not implying that Windows is, but I'm arguing that if you are attacking one, at least be fair about it. There are enough valid reasons to dislike Windows or Microsoft that making up reasons isn't necessary and just further convinces people that Windows is just fine and it's a fringe of nutters that have a problem with it.
Windows is fine as long as everything is working. However when something does break there are very few diagnostic facilities built in, and no remote management capability to speak of.