Re: maya on linux?
Yep, installed it on my MacPro running Ubuntu 8 64 bit. I simply downloaded the latest Maya update from the AutoDesk website and used the same license file, as the license is bound to your MAC address.
You can get both 32 bit and 64 bit Maya 2008 packages from Autodesk here.
I think 2009 is 64 bit only...
Poly-pushing on a '96 SGI O2