“Computers running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows software and Intel Corp.’s processors will continue losing market share to tablets and smartphones this year, according to researcher Canalys,” Lisa Rapaport reports for Bloomberg.

“So-called Wintel machines will grab 65 percent of the computer market this year, down from 72 percent in 2012, Canalys said,” Rapaport reports. “In the fourth quarter of last year, combined shipments of desktops, netbooks and notebooks declined about 10 percent from the same period in 2011.”

Rapaport reports, “‘Wintel PCs are becoming less likely as an individual’s first choice of computing device for everyday tasks, such as sending e-mail or Web browsing,’ Pin-Chen Tang, an analyst at Canalys, said in a research report. ‘Pads and, increasingly, smartphones can perform many of the day-to-day computing tasks that most people require.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Sheesh, still 65%? What’s slower, the awakening of the masses or the effect of Minoxidil on Ballmer’s dome?

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