I've tried going for Cinnamon install however the process failed. Discussion here.
I want to try a different approach.
Thus my question is, how do I install MacBuntu or MAC-4-Lin right onto a Ubuntu minimal environment.
MacBuntu has been discontinued, and it has been replaced by the MBuntu Transformation Pack for Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04. The MBuntu Transformation Pack transforms the default Unity or GNOME desktop environment into a desktop environment theme which resembles Mac OS X Yosemite.
The Themes Collection by NoobsLab PPA has an interesting selection of themes for Ubuntu, including MBuntu. The same PPA has a selection of theme packages resembling MAC OS X Lion for Ubuntu 12.04. To add this PPA to your software sources, open the terminal and run the following commands:
Then you can install any of five different MBuntu packages or any of nine different Mac OS X theme packages for Ubuntu 12.04 from the Ubuntu Software Center.