OK. Once you’ve downloaded Ubuntu the next decision will be where to install it. My suggestion is go virtual. I run Linux on my corporate laptop and on my personal iMac; both using VMware Fusion. As of this writing I am running v8.5 and the current version for Mac is v10. The other way of going is to install VMware ESXi on a server and create a Linux virtual machine. That’s a great way of learning not only about Linux but also virtualization.