Ubuntu 20.04 EOL message too early?

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I am running

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS
Release:    20.04
Codename:   focal

According to, this is supported until April 2025. However I have a naggingg notification that is counting down the days to, it seems, 2023-04-20. It states:

GUI Notification

Other relevant info could be that I'm running KDE, here is the version info:

Package: kded5
Version: 5.68.0-0ubuntu1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/libs
Source: kded
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <[email protected]>
Original-Maintainer: Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <[email protected]>

Any idea what might be causing this message to appear apparently two years early? Is there a danger that this might cause my laptop (that I use for all my work) to stop receiving updates?

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Kubuntu 20.04 LTS is a *flavor* and thus only came with 3 years of supported life. You can use `ubuntu-security-status` to view the status of what packages came with 3 years support (ie. those from 'universe' including all *flavors*), and those with 5 years of years of *standard* support (which include packages found on Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Desktop (GNOME) or Ubuntu Cloud). Read and it'll tell you "*Kubuntu 20.04 LTS will be supported for 3 years until April 2023.*"
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Does this answer your question? [LTS support for Kubuntu vs Ubuntu](
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Just FYI: If you're not familiar with `ubuntu-support-status`, `ubuntu-security-status` etc... I gave an example [here when I posted the EOL warning for Lubuntu 20.04 LTS]( Kubuntu & other *flavors* of Ubuntu (*for the most part*) posted similar warnings too. If you want to know the *supported life* of your OS, use the official notices, release announcements & don't trust 3rd party *bloggers* etc. unless you verify their details as well. If you read the post you provided; it applied to Ubuntu (not Kubuntu)
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You may want to fix the title and have the correct OS version.
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See the Kubuntu 20.04 Release Notes:

Support lifespan

Kubuntu 20.04 LTS will be supported for 3 years until April 2023.

Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server have 5-year support for LTS releases.
The many other excellent flavors (including Kubuntu) have 3-year support for LTS releases.

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