Ford said the idea was to represent what an average system administrator may do, as opposed to a “wizard” who could take extra steps to provide plenty of security on a Linux setup, for instance.
Actually, this doesn’t entirely surpise me. The key here is “average system administrator,” and believe me, what passes for a sysadmin these days is often pretty scary. Windows’ ease of use certainly is going to benefit folks like this.
I’d be very curious to see a similar comparison between OS X Server and the other two, as (to simplify matters way too much) OS X would seem bring the best of both worlds.