Cryptonight Mining SoftwareCryptoNote is a Proof of Work cryptocurrency.
Cryptonote algorithm based cryptocurrencies, it relies on Ring Signatures in order to provide a certain degree of privacy when making a transaction. CryptoNote is a Proof of Work cryptocurrency that can be miner with computational power from a CPU or GPU.
The first thing you need to think about is if you are going to mine solo or on a pool. Mining on a pool usually comes with a fee but also has it's advantages. Users that don't have enough computational power may have to wait long periods of time before getting a reward, in a pool users pull their efforts together in order to reduce variance and have a steady flow of income.