Plug it in!
I can speak for Ubuntu that (by default) it will show up automatically on your desktop and even open a window to show you what's on the USB drive. You'll have (again, by default) read and write access to the device.
It pretty much "Just Works(tm)".
Last Wiki Answer Submitted: June 6, 2011 3:17 pm by Koohiisan4,990 pts.