soft boot


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soft boot

(operating system)
A boot which resets only part of the system.

For example, "If you're running the mess-dos emulator, control-alt-insert will cause a soft boot of the emulator, while leaving the rest of the system running".

Contrast hard boot.
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Sims had also sought to enjoin DNR from selling its Soft Boot Interface System.
7) RB Soft Boot - A 2-ball skate available in adult sizes 5-12 featuring a sneaker-style soft boot with molded sole plate, ABEC-1 bearings, full lace closure with 2 power straps; priced at $89.
This accessory creates the same feel of a strap binding and a true soft boot, but with step-in capability.
The step-in(tm) soft boot system will be the fastest growing segment of the snowboard industry and we plan on being the industry standard.
This new soft boot technology incorporates MAAS (Multiple Application Ankle Support), a patented ankle control system developed by the southern California company, Oansh Design, LTD.
The joint DNR, MARKER and TECNICA system features a completely new snowboard boot/binding interface, entry and exit convenience and a new soft boot design which offers comfort, mobility and more precise power transmission and edge-pressure distribution than is currently available.
Our new line of products, introduced at recent trade shows in Chicago and Munich, have been received extremely well, especially our Sabotage line of aggressive skates and our new soft boot line.