To install Tableau Desktop, complete the following steps. Download the installer from one of the following locations: For the most current version of Tableau Desktop, go to the Customer Portal page. As an Administrator log in to the computer where you are installing Tableau Desktop.What is the difference between tableau desktop and public?
Tableau Desktop is more flexible, feature-rich and powerful than Tableau Public. Tableau Desktop can connect to a wider variety of native data connections whereas Tableau Public can only use file based data sources. The other key difference is privacy of your data.