Provocative title from an article at DevX.com
For example, it’s very tempting to use the operating system’s native threading library directly on a multicore platform, such as WinThreads on Windows or Posix Threads on Linux. But this choice is a mistake. You’ll see why in the rest of this article. Instead, an important key to unlocking the performance potential of current and future multicore platforms is to choose a model that lets you express concurrency without requiring that you explicitly manage it.
Tip of the hat again to Multicoreinfo.com.