The best thing that happened to me apart from getting into Linux is downloading a copy of Puppy Linux.
Puppy Linux did everything that one needs in less than 100 MiB in its series 4.
It can be loaded into a Flash Drive, external hard disk.
Loaded to the RAM it does amazing things.
In its latest series Puppee has Google chrome and Puppy series 5 has net-serf web browser which is amazingly fast.
Puppy has spawned many other versions Wolfe and Quirk and many more.