I kept Gobolinux for some time on my computer some three years back.
Filesystem management of Gobolinux used to use and relied upon symlinks heavily. That was/is its one main philosophy. Initially I found it something innovative, but later I considered it a bloat. What situation is it today in, I cannot say. But I don't think that that birthmark of Gobo would have passed away. Would it be Gobo then?
There is no comparision between far superior Tinycore philosophy, with that of Gobo. Compactness, have you only what you want philosophy, saving you from system rot, everytime booting as if freshly born, no threat of any change affecting any extension, choice between persistency or no persistency, some nicest boot options not to be found anywhere else, and now a long list of applications, and libraries, that can be gleaned upon.... It has come out of its hidings. It is incomparable so far, surpassing all.
Moreover why forget it is both Linux as well as a Linux-toolkit. Go to learn linux through Linux from Scratch (LFS) ! What a tragedy. They say that before you begin you must have understood and learnt very well linux manpages. If one had learned those man pages, one would be creating his own house and not be a hired carpenter with LFS. But come to TCL. It teaches a newcomer many things naturally, automatically, and makes him a system administrator, not a menial. That is where Philosophy differs from sermons. It is true to everything said in core concepts. Even Barry has deviated, whom I admired first (I mean Puppy Linux). Slackware ? As if competing only for size and nothing else matters. Ha ha ha. I can compare with every distro.
A bmarkus: Even if one could have different tce directories in Tinycore, who will want do that? That could be an answer only for answer's sake, never in reality. But, I want to put that question back to Gobo, where it is/was indeed reality, my one reason to abandon it. It is like keeping with keen interest my old worn out shirts at home, than throwing them away !
Only in one way a new crucial development has taken place in the world of Unix. And its author is "again" no one but Andrew S. Tanenbaum, who has come out with Minix3, and whom I consider the real progenitor of Linux itself. They say what is an Alexander without an Aristotle; and latter has again shown his worth, while Linux I suppose has lagged him. But that is a topic I would like to be opened elsewhere. Here I was to compare Gobo with Tinycore, and I am for the latter.