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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Again, the larger moments in snowboarding seemed not to be due to the high forces but due to the soft boot allowing larger accelerations and a different body position in snowboarding than in skiing.
90 [pounds sterling]/2.2 kilograms (pair size 9) The classic leather and rubber soft boot with a toasty felt inner.
"Give their feet (or yours - all feet deserve a treat!) an escape from the winter frost with these super soft boots! They'll certainly thank you for it."
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.
Soft boots or socks with non-slip soles for when they start to pull themselves up to stand.
The thin whine and clash of steel and the sound of the men panting echoed through the room, their soft boots slid and stamped on the marble.