Below are some geeky tidbits:
$ lsusb Bus 006 Device 003: ID 0d8c:0005 C-Media Electronics, Inc.
$ arecord -l **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card 2: Snowball [Blue Snowball], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
I absolutely recommend this mic. It is a tad large as far as desk space, but is perhaps the best usb mic for the money.