The Maia EAP download site shows two downloads that could be used for Linux workstations:
- idea-IU-92.24.tar.gz - Unix archive
- idea-IU-92.24-jdk1.5.zip - Windows/Linux version built with JDK 1.5
I've always been using the gzipped tarball since I work exclusively on Linux with JDK 6 (Mustang). Is there any compelling reason to use the zip file?