Microsoft characterized the retail packaging for Windows Vista as “designed to be user-friendly, a small, hard, plastic container designed to protect the software inside for life-long use. The packaging opens sideways to reveal the Windows Vista DVD suspended in a clear plastic case. Much like its predecessor, Windows XP Starter Edition, was available in “emerging markets”, this edition of Windows Vista was sold in 139 developing countries in 70 languages. Windows Vista Starter Edition desktop, as denoted by the watermark on the bottom right corner. Similar to Windows XP Home Edition, Home Basic targets budget-conscious users not requiring advanced media support for home use.