Thank you guys for the welcome. I have flightgear loaded on Linux (Fedora 20). It runs GREAT. I love it. Use to be a Sys. Admin. years ago and had a couple unix boxes. I can get around okay in Linux but, there is a lot I've forgotten. I install FG from a .rpm files and downloaded scenery as a torrent file (12GB). Got it all running. This so much better than MSFS (2004).
Just wanted to say that...........thanks again.