Is the new version of Blender buggy?

It looked cool from the site, so I downloaded it, only to have it go crazy after opening it. I haven’t even touched it, and the screen flashes back and forth from the interface, to the start up image, then to black (depending on where I put my mouse).

Is there a way to fix this?

I have also had flickering issues with the new version of blender. When I mouseover certain buttons and menus, the screen goes all wonky like it’s been skewed horizontally and flickering sometimes too. I thought maybe it was my video card?