With the release of the ECS chipset came version 2 of the Operating System. Gone was the bright blue background contrasting
with the orange and black menus, not to mention some of the garish icons. In release 2, these were replaced with varying
shades of grey and pale blue, and an altogether much more professional look. The pull down menus were enhanced and you could
choose between icons or text, all files or just those with icons, and the result much a much friendlier environment. The need
to resort to the DOS shell was significantly reduced, and the customising options were enhanced considerably and the number
of colours for the Workbench was variable up to 16 colours. The version that was eventually released was 2.04, although 2.05
was also released just for the A600 to enable the IDE disk drive facilities.