Do you feel that resources like the boost libraries will provide this functionality/accessibility for C++?
Some of the boost libraries - especially the networking library - are a good beginning. The C++0x standard threads look a lot like boost threads. If at all possible, a C++ programmer should begin with an existing library (and/or tool), rather than building directly on fundamental language features and/or system threads.
Not by name, but hey! The rest of the interview is worth reading too. ;)