Newton Glossary

An almost definitive guide to Newton-related terms and trivia.

Cold Boot

A method of resetting the Newton OS to its factory defaults. A cold boot erases all data in the internal memory including applications and packages installed by the user, removes all system updates, and resets pen alignment, date, time, time zone, and other preferences.

Not to be confused with hard reset or brain wipe, which do not remove any system updates.

Additional Information

Apple Support: Newton MessagePad: Different Types of Reset
Newton Poetry: How To Reset Your Newton


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