firefly - Computer Definition
(1) A feature of Amazon's smartphone. See Fire Phone.
(2) A software-based media server for Windows, Mac and Linux that shares iTunes, M3U and PLS playlists to DAAP clients across the network. Noted for the variety of formats it supports, Firefly handles MP3, AAC, WMA, Ogg-Vorbis, FLAC and Apple Lossless audio files. Formerly called mt-daapd (multithreaded-DAAP daemon), Firefly uses Bonjour to announce itself over the network. See DAAP, Bonjour and playlist.
- If you've not seen a single episode of Firefly, honestly - you're missing out, but not to worry because Whedon has written Serenity to give enough of the show's background for non-fans to be able to follow his story.
- You may know Joss Whedon from his work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin off, Angel, but what you probably do not know is that neither of the two compare to Whedon's pet project, Firefly.
- Talk of a trilogy has been overheard, but the reality of such a gift to Firefly fans must be looked at realistically: Serenity went to DVD just a few months after its release into theaters, but who knows?
- One of the best things about Serenity is the fact that all of the original actors from the series have returned to their roles, slipping comfortably and happily into their Firefly skins.
- After River's location is exposed, the crew of the Firefly class vessel, Serenity, must struggle to keep her safe and fight to learn the truth behind the secret hidden in River's brain.