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eMachines has been hit by its second lawsuit in as many months, with Apple accusing the cut-price vendor of copying its iMac design -- Apple's second lawsuit against a would-be iMac cloner. According to reports, Steve Jobs, Apple's (still) interim CEO, said: "There is an unlimited number of original designs that eMachines could have created for their computers, but instead they chose to copy Apple's designs." The source of the row -- eMachines has launched a PC housed in a translucent blue case, much like the iMac. It even has a name which bears a resemblance to the iMac -- it's called the eOne. Apple has filed a complaint with the US District Court for the northern district of California, seeking both damages and a restraint on sales of the eOne. Last month, eMachines found itself on the wrong side of Compaq, with the PC giant alleging 13 separate counts of copyright infringement. Apple sued PC vendor Future Power and parent company Daewoo in July for allegedly basing the design of its E-Power PC on the iMac. Meanwhile, one of eMachines' sister companies is Trigem, which announced it was teaming up with CHS back in June to set up a company called The PC Way to flog cut-price entry-level machines in Europe. ® Related Stories Apple taps Gap for iBook colour scheme OS-9 developer set to battle Apple's Mac OS 9 Eclipse update: Apple PR stunt shocks World Apple debuts iBook

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