Microsoft Campaign Check is Late

Here’s a huge surprise: Microsoft lags in antitrust compliance, U.S. says,

Microsoft is falling behind in meeting certain obligations under its antitrust agreement with the U.S. government, the Bush administration said.

Of course, this being the Bush administration, this only means that Microsoft has fallen behind in its payments to the Republican Party.
A question, has the Bush administration “settlement” – effectively letting Microsoft off the hook in the anti-trust case after the Government had won in court – led to increased competition? Increased investment in companies trying to compete?