Also, you misquoted me, I said almost. I do know Linux works on almost all hardware, but that's mostly because of generic drivers, if I'm not mistaken.
Sorry, I didn't mean to misquote you, although even if I had quoted you correctly, the comment would have still been utter rubbish. You even say as much here - "Linux works on almost all hardware"!
Interesting side note, there seems to be a general push in the direction of generic drivers, which is good for everyone. I was pleasantly surprised when sourcing some webcams for a recent interactive project that Microsoft specify that webcams must be class compliant to be certified for Win 7. Not often you can thank Microsoft for improving hardware support on Linux!