We offer several ways to install Cloudera Desktop.
RPM and Deb packages. Install using your package manager.
On EC2, using the Hadoop EC2 Scripts. Start a Hadoop cluster instantly on Amazon AWS.
VMware Image. Pre-configured Hadoop and Cloudera Desktop, for running with VMware Player, Workstation, or Fusion. (Username and password are both "desktop".)
Tarball. Installation instructions are in a README file within the tarball.