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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Sales of K2 skates increased nearly 150 percent from the prior year, reflecting overall market growth in Europe and expanded worldwide acceptance of our soft boot as the high-performance alternative in the in-line skate market.
The popularity of the K2 skate is continued evidence of the growing acceptance of the soft boot technology, of which K2 is the recognized innovative leader.
Sims had also sought to enjoin DNR from selling its Soft Boot Interface System.
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.
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.
The store went on to build a full collection of ski equipment, including not only traditional skinny X-C skis and soft boots but also beefier Alpine touring gear.