One thing I really like about working on Maya in windows. All the UI’s(Tools, option Boxes, etc) open are native(attached) to the main Maya window (separable).
On Linux every damn UI sits on the taskbar cluttering the whole thing (I have lots of UIs open at one single point of time). Its really frustrating to see through all the tabs on the taskbar to get the specific UI I need. Some may find it not such a big issue but the thing is it really hampers the flow of work however tiny irritation it may be.
Not relevant to the topic but same thing I use hotbox for. I like to get every menu available at a click of a button & under my mouse pointer instead of traversing through the various modules.
Working with Maya all over the years, I like these small nuances and habits I have while working. Makes it fun. And personal.