The typical example where satellite latency drastically affects performance is given publicly as online gaming.
However more generally relevant and a weightier argument surely is its effect on home working. Typically a worker from home will remote onto their desktop (or is that only me?)
Fairly old posts across the internet (2006ish) state that remote desktop across satellite is just a non-starter due to latency.
Can anyone confirm that that is still the case - that remote desktop over satellite is still just impossible?
It's doable but not pleasant. I certainly wouldn't say it's viable for doing everything.
I work from home and do not RDP into my desktop as I don't have one. I believe this is a fairly common thing now. If employers allow staff to work from home they generally supply a laptop and VPN access to the corporate network.
In my case most of what I access is 'in the cloud' anyway and I believe that's where things are increasingly going. I've not heard of using RDP to a desktop as a substitute for being in the office if I'm honest. Seems inefficient.