Comment 86 for bug 94940

By all means, go ahead and switch Kristian, although I ran into the same issue on a few Debian boxes I installed recently.

I'd rather have mdns and avahi enabled by default because a lot of printers rely on them. I also don't want to have to answer additional questions during the install.

Like many people have said above, the problem is due to a misconfiguration on your network. Don't use '.local' for your Windows domain. If you can't change your internal domain, there's an easy work-around that's documented above as well.

Why should we break a commonly-used protocol because *your* network is mis-configured? Please stop whining about it and threatening to switch because it's not productive and doesn't have any bearing on solving the issue.