While presenting a case discussion, my wife’s Windows 10 and Powerpoint 2016 had issues that interrupted the entire presentation thrice. Various consultants in the audience had commented and suggested that she should get a Macbook because “Macbooks does not have these problems”.
Naturally, my eyes rolled (internally) when she told me she wanted a Mac. I told her we dont have the money to buy a Mac right now… Maybe later… But then I realized this could be an opportunity to pitch Linux! I told her that to rectify the problem, we could switch her Lenovo Yoga laptop to Linux for now while waiting to get a Macbook, so that next time, Windows and MS Office will not interrupt her presentations.
I told her that Linux is actually a distant cousin of Mac OS in that both were ultimately descendend from Unix and that the proof of that is that the root file system/file hierarchy is the same (not that it matters to her). Then I suggested that to ease her into the Mac OS “paradigm”, she should transition first to Linux as a trial so that she wont waste money just in case she doesnt like Mac OS.
Now here is the part where I need help from you guys: I dont want to do a Hackintosh yet because I dont own a legal/legitimate copy of it yet. What is the best distro to emulate the “Mac OS experience”? Any particular apps i need to install (Docky)? Right now i am thinking of Elementary OS or Pop!_OS (GNOME) because she her laptop has touch functionality. She just uses the laptop (Lenovo Yoga) for web browsing and powerpoint presentation. The whole point of this exercise is to make her like Linux more than a Macbook. So, how do i make her like linux so much that she may want to stay in Linux land for good rather than move on to a Macbook.