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Upgrading HD/Installing Mac OS X

Upgrading the HD is, from what I've seen, stupidly easy. My question is when I get the new HD, how do I go about installing Mac OS X? I've read some support at Apple but not a direct answer to my question. Am I correct in assuming that I put in the new HD, put in my OS CD and let it do its thing?

I'm still thinking that I need some install disk, reformat the drive, and go through some dos prompts to get it working.

Is this process easy or.. How does it work?
Install harddrive, pop in DVD, hold 'C' key to boot from DVD and follow graphical installer. Done.

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Aqua... Gah.

Aqua is pretty. Aqua looks nice. Aqua is basic. Blue. And incredibly boring. Is there any way I can customize the UI in OS X to something -- anything other than that off white and blue? I know windows has Window Blinds to remake the UI, does something for OS X exist as well? I love personalizing stuff, which is why my Macbook is going to look rather odd once I'm done with it. I hope that I can make the UI just as unique. Free is good.
Shapeshifter. Not free, but awesome.
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Word.. iWorks?

I need a program that will function as a very good Word Processor. I'm starting my first year of college in Journalism and need something that is good and better than Word. I know it exists out there. Is iWorks a good software program to purchase, or is there something out there that will work just as good on a Mac? That's .. Not expensive!
Openoffice/Neooffice are good and free (as in beer), but I'd consider Microsoft Office a must if you're going to be sharing documents a lot with Windows users (which I assume you will be as a journalism student).

Check your school for a discounted version, or get the office student edition for 149$.
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Wireless Router

This is such a newbie question, I hope I don't get flamed for this.

Can I use any Wireless Router with my Macbook? Or is it required that I get the Airport router for a hefty amount of money?
Airport uses standard 802.11 b/g wifi, so any old router you buy or already have will do.
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