I'm running the latest version of Big Sur, and I'm not really interested in upgrading to Monterey at the moment (none of the enhancements interest me much). System Preferences keeps displaying a
1 badge, and when I open Software Update it just shows the upgrade to Monterey.
Sometimes when I go to the Software Update preference pane and click on "More info..." the badge goes away, but it comes back a little later. Is there a way to suppress these notifications?
None of the methods in Is it possible to STOP the 'Upgrade to macOS High Sierra' message that keeps stalking me? seem to be applicable in Big Sur. I don't want to disable checking for Big Sur updates, just the notification of the new major release.