Maya definitely has a linux version, but it does not appear to be offered as a free trial edition or a free student edition. As a linux user who needs Maya for a computer graphics class at Purdue University, I find this incredibly disappointing.
I am a student and for some reason the download page CANNOT COMPREHEND the idea that a student wanting a free student version might be using linux, it only offers the Windows and Mac versions. I want a free student copy of the linux version of Maya. I know there is a linux version of Maya, and yet the download page for the free version for students will not let me download it. Seriously, this is a problem.
Unfortunately at this time the Autodesk Education Community does not support Linux. I understand this is not what you want to hear (and can assure you that you're not alone in this matter), but wanted to inform you that I've passed this thread / your feedback onto the appropriate parties for review.
I would also love to see a Linux version for students... Having to dual boot is getting annoying, especially when I use Linux for pretty much every other bit of scripting etc
Hope to see a Linux version soon!