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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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.