I am currently running the Standard Ubuntu Distro:
Currently doing WAY BETTETR than with windows, The only thing that you would have to add is the settings for changing the brightness of the display since there is currently no control for the hardware in the distro by default. I usually never change my brightness so that is up to the user. If I want to change the brightness I just use:
Adjust at your discretion between 0 and 1. if you go to 0 it is almost off like on the mac when you go all the way down.
OS: Ubuntu 20.04 focal Kernel: x86_64 Linux 5.8.0-63-generic
xrandr --output eDP-1 --brightness .75