I see home fanboy hehe, Lol, well I like this and a fellow friend has helped me
You're just like me, we don't like Windows' look. Anyways, you've come to the right place.
First of all, pick any distro you want. I like an RPM based distro. I use Fedora Core 3, haven't upgraded yet.
Second, choose from one of three Mac-like dockers, Ksmoothdock, Kxdocker, Ksmalldock. I use Kxdocker. It is exactly like the MacOSX docker and it is the best.
Third, you need to install Baghira. Baghira is a MacOSX like menu and style for Linux. Beware, that for the exact Mac functionality, you will need KDE 3.3.x, not 3.4.x. In 3.4.x, Baghira conflicts with KDE's built in Mac bar.
Fourth, you want to have a transparency engine by editing X. Instructions are on Baghira's website. This is optional as Mac's can have this disabled also. This willl probably be the most difficult thing to do.
Then, go to www.kde-look.org
and find a preffered wallpaper (there is mac wallpaper there), find login screen/login manager skin (there are mac ones), and find the mac mouse skin. Install those, a very easy install, and you'll have a perfect mac clone.
Hope this helps. Oh, search in google for Baghira's website
And if you're a Linux newcomer, then I wouldn't pick Gentoo. Gentoo is a very advanced distro and even the installation is a hassle. I have tried to install Gentoo four times and I'm no newcomer to Linux, and out of those four times I have never gotten a working installation.
The other option you have is to customize Gnome which is fairly easy compared to the Baghira KDE Kxdocker Combo. Just go to gnome-look.org and look there for Mac skins. Then install kxdocker and as long as you have KDE libraries you'll be able to run Kxdocker, but I would look for a docker ready for Gnome integration.
I think that needs to be stickyed