News Burst: Microsoft will delay Win98

Microsoft has agreed to hold back on the shipment of Windows 98 while settlement talks with the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general are under way.

The move comes as the parties held eleventh-hour negotiations this morning concerning a major Sherman Antitrust case that was about to be launched against the company.

A source close to the case said however, that a suit could still be filed unless Microsoft is willing to make "serious concessions" and changes in its business practices.

Details to follow