I downloaded IDE 1.6.11 from Arduino.cc to a thumb drive.
I also installed all my libraries into documents\arduino.
Everything worked just fine after I installed it to the desktop of a computer that's not on the internet.
I experimented with a few programs that I load to a UNO and had no problems.
But, here's the problem, absolutely nothing to do with ESP8266 boards is available.
Not generic or Adafruit Huzza.
I have been playing with this for over three hours with no success.
What am I doing wrong ?