The System Requirements page for Tails states that Tails requires:

2 GB of RAM to work smoothly. Tails is known to work with less memory but you might experience strange behaviours or crashes.

Seems like it might.

If it won't, is there a desktop-less Tails-like OS that might work better?

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No, it will not run on any version of the RPi. Looking at the link you provided, it specifically states that the OS requires an x86 processor, and that ARM is unsupported.

All versions of the RPi use some version of an ARM processor.

  • Ah, sorry then. New to RPi. Overlooked the ARM. Thanks! Feb 29, 2016 at 20:44

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