BillyS - 7:56 pm on Aug 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
I believe G1SMD suggested this line.
You're right, although G1SMD did propose the default .htaccess for Joomla, it appears it's been rewritten by another party.
I read through the Apache documentation (thanks phranque) and I'm not sure why that line worked in Apache 2.2 or was even suggested by Joomla since the syntax is incorrect.
I did take a look at the httpd.conf file and I don't need Options in .htaccess (thanks Lucy24).
Up and running on Apache 2.4 since earlier today.
Thanks again - Bill