If you want to try Android 5.0 on Pc, Mac or Linux you can now get the new android 5.0 SDK . During its Google I/O presentation, Google announced that the new Android 5.0 Lollipop would feature some mayor changes like the new Material Design, mayor security improvements, ART and much more. Manufacturers have announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop will become available on mainly flagship devices (full list of devices that will get Android 5.0 can be found here)
The Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK makes it possible to install the latest version of Android on your PC, Mac or Linux computer using an emulator. This will allow you to try out the latest version of Android without having to install it on your smartphone.
Android 5.0 SDK on PC
Android 5.0 SDK on Mac and Linux
Follow the instructions mentioned above, they work the same for both Mac and Linux, no other options are required or different installation packages or folders.