So yes, this old Dell was used at a political office for volunteers to use. I donated it to the party without tax receipt. The office tech guy set it up to run Kubuntu. When I booted it a couple of days ago I could log into Kubuntu. The problem now is that the machine fails to turn on and the message is "Thermal Failure". I can try a few times to get it to boot finally. But this will not be a good PC to donate to a Linux newbie as was my intention.
So now I can repair it or take the parts and build a another PC. I am not sure seeing that is a proprietary case that I can put a new mother board into it. More e-waste problems for me to solve.