O.K. so my phone has been giving me a message every time I plug it in, asking whether I want to turn on USB mass storage for mounting or charge her off the USB. So today I plugged it into my desktop, and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out where I turn it on because it just starts charging.
You know that your phone is female, if you plug her in and she starts to CHARGE instead of asking you to MOUNT her >_>.
Conversely you know that Linux must be smarter than XP, when the phone does ask about mounting if plugged into a Linux laptop instead of a Windows XP machine <_<.