tried your suggestion and it looks like mingw does not support std::thread at all.
great link! I followed the steps on the page and std::threads, std::mutex now work. However std::future and std::async are still broken.
1. I want to play around with c++11 concurrency.
2. c++11 concurrency implementations are available on other platforms (mac, linux, etc..). only window seems to be missing it.
3. I know of boost's concurrency features.