I have recently moved one of our workstations from Windows XP to Debian Linux. Upon booting the system I was watching the screen to see "Starting Apple Talk, this may take a while" or something to that effect.
I then went out to the World Wide Web to figure out how to remove this VERY unnecessary service. The answer that I was seeking is a command for the apt-get program. It is a very simple command: apt-get remove netatalk. Now when I ran this I was not root, so I had to do sudo apt-get remove netatalk. I also do not like being asked if it is OK to do the command I just told the computer to do so I also used the -y switch to answer YES to all questions. In the end my command was sudo apt-get -y remove netatalk.