The Judge ruling in the US Microsoft antitrust trial has delayed his decision.

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson was expected to make a ruling yesterday, but no announcement was made.

According to numerous press reports last week, Jackson had told the two sides in the case that if they did not reach a settlement by today, he would release his ruling.

Jackson has encouraged settlement talks through a mediator. Microsoft reportedly made a settlement offer last weekend that was deemed inadequate by government lawyers.