With new antitrust action looming over his company and the release of Windows 98, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates met with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday night in Washington D.C. so that he could make a personal and direct presentation to the agency. Gates reportedly met with Joel Klein, the lead antitrust prosecutor at the DOJ, to discuss what was at stake in any new antitrust suits. Klein is also reportedly close to deciding what further action, if any, the agency will take against Microsoft.

Allegedly, the new antitrust suit would charge Microsoft with illegal protection of its Windows monopoly while the company tries to extend its dominance into new markets such as the Internet