CGMiner is arguably the most famous and commonly used among Bitcoin miners at the moment.

CGMiner is based on the original code of CPU Miner.

This software has many features but the main ones include:

fan speed control
remote interface capabilities
self-detection of new blocks with a mini database
multi GPU support
CPU mining support

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BFGMiner is more or less the same as CGMiner.

The only major difference is that it doesn’t focus on GPUs like CGMiner but instead it is designed specifically for ASICs.

Some unique features of BFGMiner include: mining with free mesa/LLVM OpenCL, ADL device reordering by PCI bus ID, integrated overclocking and fan control.

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EasyMiner is GUI based and it acts as a convenient wrapper for CGMiner and BFGMiner software.

This software supports the getwork mining protocol as well as stratum mining protocol. It can also be used for both solo and pooled mining.

Among its main features is that it configures your miner and provides performance graphs for easy visualization of your mining activity.

Bitcoin Mining Software for Linux

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Viruses in Mining Software
Be aware that a lot of mining software may try to steal your bitcoins.
Be sure to read reviews on any software you download.

Good Ideas to:

Make sure you are downloading from the actual site and not a copy-cat site.

Cash Out your Coins
Once you have this setup and are mining, you may need to cash out
some of your coins in order to pay off your expenses such as electricity.


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