I like the idea of a stripped down version of Windows for this purpose more than the idea of SQL Server having to support hardware drivers, Active Directory, booting, internet connectivity (even if just for SQL Server updates to be downloaded), network connectivity (SQL Server doesn't contain the TCP/IP protocols, NIC drivers, etc., because Windows does that for it), and so on.
A version of Windows Server specialized for SQL Server and nothing else might be a good idea. But then Microsoft has to include support, upgrade and new version paths, etc., for it, and that might just add to expenses. If it would be a viable product, then it would be nice.
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