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Windows Can Work

As Jim Paris points out [“AFS Insecure,” March 14], AFS is indeed painfully insecure. However, that is not the only flaw in Kyle Rose’s argument [“Windows ‘Unreliable,’ Doesn’t Support AFS,” March 10]. The centerpiece of his assertion that Windows should not be used on MIT workstations is that Windows does not support AFS. This is patently untrue; a fine implementation is available from Transarc, the same company that MIT licenses AFS from for all other systems. (In fact, MIT has been “in discussion” with them about a license for NT for years, but at this point that is obviously never going to be completed.)

Robert J. Ragno G