I've done my best to be able to deal with my on-the-run computing needs by setting up portable applications on my USB and stuff. But how difficult would it be to make my home PC accessible virtually? A full desktop virtualization, that is. I want to use the programs there in case I need something during an emergency situation.
I know this can be setup using various virtual software, but is it even worth it? I have a time warner cable connection, which is decent, but can it handle this sort of thing effectively? Would the lag be too unbearable? because it's not just about setting it up, I know I can do that. Is the experience going to be productive, though? I know, I can't expect the speed of a local PC, but I also can't have a situation where I move the mouse to the side, and it takes 10 seconds to see that on the screen.
My company uses Citrix, which does this, but in a way that I can't explain. It's not just a window into another desktop, it actually brings the programs to the local pc, so it's all rendered locally. Other programs just give you a window basically that shows the remote desktop. I've used remote desktop (basic windows XP accessories) within my building to connect from a laptop to my workstation, and that works really well. but I've heard it's unbearably slow when people try doing the same from home.
So i want to explore this idea. I'd like to hear about your experiences with this, or if there are experts, any advice. Thanks.