POSIX Threads

"For UNIX systems, a standardized C language threads programming interface has been specified by the IEEE POSIX 1003.1c standard."

Usually Preemptive Threading

Some useful documentation related to PThreads:

Simplistic Win32 Pthreads Emulation information

My simplified version of his header file (a very simplistic approach to "porting" PThreads to Win32)

Sample PThread applications: