Dead may refer to any of the following:
1. Dead is a term used to describe a computer component that is no longer functioning and cannot be fixed.
2. Dead is a term used to describe a software program or project that is no longer being developed due to lack of funding, the company that created the program went out of business, or because a newer program has been released. Software that has been abandoned is more appropriately referred to as abandonware.
3. When referring to a computer company, dead is used to describe a company that is no longer in business or declared bankruptcy.