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Who says the blockbuster exclusive is dead? With rumors of Scott McNealy taking up a back seat at Sun Microsystems once again making the rounds, the Wall Street Journal armed and dispatched two reporters onto the battlefield.

McNealy has long been tipped to take up the chairman's post at Sun, with Jonathan Schwartz being groomed for the dauphin role. The dot com crash abruptly shifted Schwartz several places nearer the front of the bus, and his nose has been pressed up against the windshield since 2004, when he was appointed president and chief operating officer.

This is what the WSJ special ops team discovered.

Don Clark and Christopher Lawton report that Scott McNealy may or may not be relinquishing his role as Sun CEO. And if he does, it'll take place uh, ... whenever.

"The timing of any change isn't clear, though some speculate that a change could be disclosed as early as the company's earnings announcement, slated for Monday, or some months later."

Or "we haven't got a clue", is the best translation we can muster, as the rest of the 1,100 word piece dutifully recaps Sun's history. Presumably, this tedious task was delegated to Joann S. Lublin, who we're told "contributed to this article".

We heard the rumors too. But figured that rather than wasting your time - and accelerating deforestation - on speculation, we'd pass.

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre ends his editorial conferences with the battle cry "Go, Paras! Go!"

It's hard to imagine what Dacre would think of this pair sneaking back across enemy lines, empty handed.®

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